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Victim stabbed at Casey's gas station

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A person is recovering after they were stabbed in Springfield on Wednesday evening. According to Springfield police, the stabbing happened at a Casey's gas station on West Jefferson Street around 7:30 p.m. A victim was found with stab wounds and the scene and transported

WAND TV - 2018-03-22 17:04:00

District 117 board approves property purchase

The Jacksonville District 117 school board approved the purchase of a building at 211 W. State St. Wednesday in order to move forward with the expansion of the district's Early Years Program. Board members approved the purchase from Michael Hayes for $200,000. Superintendent Steve Ptacek said the di


Springfield Police investigating fight outside of VFW

Springfield Police are investigating a fight outside a VFW post, where two people were beaten up at a wedding reception. It happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon and Springfield Police confirmed that neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries and that they are investigating the case further

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:52:11

Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc. (JXSB) Declares Dividend

JACKSONVILLE, Ill., March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Andrew F. Applebee, Chairman of Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:JXSB), (the "Bancorp") today announced that the Bancorp has declared our quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share on the Bancorp's common stock. The dividend will be payable to


Beardstown man arrested for more than 500g of cannabis

An area man is behind bars after being arrested for having more than 500 grams of cannabis. 31-year old Jorge Oquendo, of Beardstown, was arrested by Virginia Police on Monday night around 8:30. Oquendo was charged with possession of 500 grams of cannabis, driving with a suspended or revoked licen

WLDS.COM - 2018-03-21 00:08:39

5-thousand voters in Morgan County today?

Early voting poll checks indicate Morgan County will struggle to produce 5-thousand voters today. WLDS-WEAI news checked 28 of the 40 polling places in Morgan County about mid-morning. If voting trends continue at this pace, the voting today in Morgan County would total just under 46-hundred voters


Springfield mother finds new home, empowerment through Habitat for Humanity

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A Springfield mother will soon have a new home after tragedy struck in February. Sharrell Johnson's house burned down last month, injuring her mother and leaving her and her two kids homeless. Johnson was already in contact with Habitat for Humanity before the fire and the

WAND TV - 2018-03-22 05:41:00

C.D. Davidsmeyer looks ahead after winning 100th District Primary

Last night's primary election was a one sided affair for the 100th House District. Republican incumbent C.D. Davidsmeyer defeated Jonas Petty easily and scored about 6,000 votes. Representative Davidsmeyer spoke with WLDS/WEAI and says he approached this primary with of positive attitude. The Jac

WLDS.COM - 2018-03-21 14:19:46

District 186 school board president accused of violating policies for tournament

The March 19, District 186 School Board meeting ended as one Springfield resident brought up accusations against the school board president. Frank Vala said Adam Lopez used taxpayers money to fund his annual basketball tournament. This all began when Vala was looking to see if he could help sponsor


Carmody wins GOP sheriff's nomination

Morgan County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mike Carmody won the Republican nomination for the Morgan County sheriff's position in Tuesday's primary election. Carmody received 2,552 votes, or 51.5 percent, defeating Jacksonville Police Lt. Chris Johnson by just 150 votes, as Johnson received 2,4


Intoxicated driver swerved into oncoming traffic as he vomited out of his car

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Michael Bello was arrested and charged last Saturday with driving under the influence and driving on the right side of the roadway in Lancaster, Penn. "East Hempfield and Manor Township Police were notified by Lancaster County Radio of a possible DUI driving


After sex harassment allegation, Silverstein loses Illinois Senate seat

State Sen. Ira Silverstein conceded the Democratic nomination for the 8th Senate District to union lobbyist Ram Villivalam on Tuesday night, unable to retain the seat he's held for nearly 20 years after being accused of sexual harassment. "We ran a good campaign; it wasn't in the cards," Silverstein

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 15:34:40

Bomb squad retrieves suspicious package on Chatham trail

The Illinois Secretary of State Bomb Squad was called to Chatham Sunday night after a suspicious package was found on the Interurban Trail bridge across Plummer Boulevard. Chatham Deputy Chief Scott Tarter said police received an anonymous call about the package around 5:35 p.m. They blocked the are


Police arrest suspect in relation to alleged stabbing incident last week

A number of law enforcement agencies worked together to make an arrest of a suspect alleged of committing a stabbing in Jacksonville last week. According to reports from the Jacksonville Police Department, authorities had been investigating an alleged stabbing that occurred last Wednesday afternoon


The Latest: Dirksen Londrigan faces Rep. Davis for House 13

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on primary elections in Illinois (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Betsy Dirksen Londrigan of Springfield has won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis. Londrigan fought off four competitors to win the chance to deny Davis a fourth term. Davis

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-21 04:16:16

Suspect in Jacksonville teen stabbing arrested

The Jacksonville Police Department has been investigating an alleged stabbing that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14. During the investigation, an alleged suspect was identified and officers secured an arrest warrant for Katrina S. Wallace for aggravated battery. With the assistance


Arrest made in teen's stabbing

A 19-year-old woman faces a charge of aggravated battery in connection with a stabbing that occurred Wednesday in the 600 block of North Diamond Street. Katrina S. Wallace of Springfield was arrested without incident by federal marshals in Springfield, according to the Jacksonville Police Department


Teen airlifted after Jacksonville-area stabbing

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police say someone stabbed a teen in the Jacksonville area Wednesday. The teen first went to Passavant Area Hospital for injury treatment, then had to be airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield. Police say the stabbing is an isolated incident. Specific details about


Police investigating shots-fired call on South Grand

Springfield police detained a man Friday morning following a shots-fired call in the area of 2900 East South Grand Ave. Police were called to the area about 9:40 a.m. on the report of gunshots coming from a car. Officers located the car, which crashed near 18th Street and South Grand Ave. A man fled


Police presence across Illinois upped for St. Patrick’s Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Police throughout Illinois are stepping up patrols for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The Illinois State Police is reminding revelers to plan ahead and to only drive if sober. Director Leo Schmitz says state police forces will have additional patrols over the holiday weeken