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Backpacks concerns at JHS empty for now

“We talked about the use of backpacks once, months ago,” Ptacek said. “Many districts are making the move as a safety measure, but we have not made any decisions at this time.”


Police news for Saturday, Aug. 18

“We found at least two small leaks within the building, but some of it was underneath the concrete,” Nyberg said.


Name released of man killed in a Springfield fire

Springfield, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Officials just released the name of a man killed in a Springfield house fire.26-year-old Jordan Mccrady was found in the 2100 block of Marland Avenue Saturday morning.An autopsy shows Mccrady died from smoke inhalation and soot from the fire.Springfield fire is investi

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-08-19 23:35:11

Jacksonville man wins $400,000 in Eldred Queen of Hearts Drawing

Once it was all said and done, Jeff Quigg of Jacksonville came away as the winner of $417,000. As many as six cards were chosen prior to Quigg getting his chance. Quigg had chosed card number 25, which ended up being the queen of hearts, ultimately winning him the grand prize.


Jacksonville PD, Crime Stoppers investigating residential burglary

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —The Jacksonville Police Department is investigating a recent burglary.Police said the burglaries involved removing an air conditioning unit to get into an apartment in Walnut Court, where burglars stole an undetermined amount of cash.The burglary occurred some time be


Suspect identified after suspicious package found

CHATHAM, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Chatham Police believe they know who's connected to a suspicious package found on Plummer Blvd. Friday afternoon.Police say they’ve identified a suspect, but that person’s name hasn’t been released.The package was found around 5 p.m. and removed about two hours later.An in

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-08-18 18:36:58

A recap of Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair

Fairgoers ride on the Yoyo swings at the Illinois State Fair Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)

WGNRADIO.COM - 2018-08-19 14:35:10

Teen suspected for vehicle burglaries and thefts

CHATHAM, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —A Springfield teen is suspected for a string of vehicle burglaries and thefts.Chatham police said the crimes have been happening in the Southwinds and Quail Meadows Subdivision.Charges for the 15-year-old are pending. And the investigation is ongoing.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-08-18 18:43:33

Police news for Friday, Aug. 17

• Claude D. Morris, 36, of 750 E. Chambers St. was booked into the Morgan County jail at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday on charges of criminal trespass to state land and resisting a peace officer.


demolished structure catches on fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield Fire responded to a fire around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.They were called to the 4200 block of Stone Road.Firefighters say the fire started when a nearby fire got out of control and caught a neighboring demolished structure on fire.Officials say the fire was a

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-08-18 18:35:45

The path to 200: Race riot led to creation of NAACP

In August 1908, a white mob, thwarted in an attempt to lynch two black inmates in the Sangamon County Jail, went on a rampage. They destroyed dozens of black-owned businesses and homes in Springfield. Two black men were lynched and five white men died during the riot, with dozens more injured. Other


1 person shot at South Franklin, East Decatur streets, police say

DECATUR — One person was shot near South Franklin and East Decatur Streets, just south of downtown.Police were sent to the area shortly before 10 p.m. Sgt. Chad Shull confirmed the shooting and said the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He said officers were still at the scene shortl


Police news for Wednesday, Aug. 15

• Christopher C. Stevens, 31, of 2538 Shawnee Drive, Springfield, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 11:51 p.m. Monday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, improper signaling, driving while license is revoked or suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating an order of pro


Suspected hit-&-run driver arrested

23-year old Lonntrez Courtney was arrested for an accident which happened about 11 pm, Tuesday, at 11th and North Grand.


Felony charges for accused hit-&-run driver

50-year old Clifford Dougherty, of the 1300-block of West Calhoun, was arrested and is being held on $300,000 bond.


REALITY CHECK: The truth behind expensive utilities in Chatham

"It is me and a child in my the house and the Village says that I'm using 10,000 gallons of water per month, which averages about $200 per month for water and sewer costs.


Police arrest suspect for involvement in car vs. pedestrian accident

Springfield police detectives arrested Clifford Dougherty, 50, of the 1300 block of west Calhoun.


Field director for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis arrested in Springfield

The field director for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, has been arrested in Springfield on aggravated battery charges.The arrest was first reported by Herald & Review media partner WCIA. Video obtained by WCIA shows Lovell appearing to pester Davis's Democratic opponent, Betsy


Patterson, Richardson to step down from Jacksonville City Council

At Monday night’s city council meeting it was briefly noted that two of the current aldermen would not be present for an upcoming vote regarding a liquor ordinance, and Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard officially confirmed yesterday that both Marcy Patterson and Travis Richardson, both of Ward 3, will


Man flees scene of accident involving juvenile female driver

51 year old Herbie Tamulis, of the 300 block of Pine Street, was arrested today and booked at the county jail at approximately 1:15 p.m. after Jacksonville Police were called in reference to a hit and run accident.