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Flood Warning issued April 19 at 8:04PM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

Illinois River near Havana affecting Cass…Fulton and Mason. Illinois River at Beardstown affecting Brown…Cass…Morgan and. .The following forecasts are based on observed precipitation, soil.


Canadian crash victims return to Lincoln to thank first responders

First responders rarely get to see what happens after they finish their rescuing duties. On Wednesday, Lincoln Rural and Lincoln City firefighters heard from a couple who came back to say thank you.


Brothers fight, stab each other as vehicle careens down interstate, sheriff's office says

FORSYTH — Two brothers, one punching and the other stabbing, fought with each other as their vehicle careened all over the roadway, according to the Macon County Sheriff's Office.


Interpretive panel placed at Tropic sign

Another tourism piece was added Thursday beneath the Route 66 icon Tropics sign in Lincoln. Installers from ACE Signs brought an interpretive panel which outlines the history of the sign as well as the family behind the sign. For travelers it gives insight as to why the sign is there and pays tribut


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills

For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.


Local computer recycling event set for Saturday

The local Goodwill is holding a computer recycling event during the day tomorrow. Land of Lincoln Goodwill is partnering with Dell to host a computer recycling event here as well as in Champaign and Springfield.


On the record for April 19

•Logan County Deputies arrested Tevon V. Washington, 19 of Springfield at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Sangamon County Jail on a Logan County warrant for failure to appear. •Logan County Deputies arrested Anthony Johnson, 50 of Lincoln at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of 1250th Avenue on a char


Police on scene of crash

LOGAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- State Police are on scene of a single vehicle crash. It happened at Route 121 and 1100 Avenue in Logan County. Police say they are closing roads and drivers should expect delays. They're asking drivers to take alternate routes if possible.


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


Gov. Pritzker signs legislation allowing more wind energy production in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Friday that hopes will put the state on a path to 100% clean and renewable energy. The newly signed legislation allows only counties and municipalities to establish standards for developing wind farms.


Drivers prepare for road work across Central Illinois

It’s the season of pesky pot holes and lots of construction. Those across Central Illinois will see a lot of orange cones as road crews get to work after a tough winter on the roads.


WATCH: Illinois police rescue donkey in middle of interstate

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOX/AP) - A Cook County Sheriff's police sergeant made a different sort of rescue on the Jane Addams Tollway Wednesday morning. Sgt. Bonnie Busching came upon a donkey needing assistance on eastbound I-90, just east of Arlington Heights Road. Her body camera recorded her ne


Two in Illinois state attorney's office resign, state claims no relation to Jussie Smollett case

Two top officials have resigned from the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and a third is "no longer" with the office. The resignations come from special prosecutor Mark Rotert and chief ethics officer April Perry, and are not related to the Jussie Smollett case, according to the Cook


Zoning process in hands of county, not township

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- Governor Pritzker signed a bill that will block Newman Township and all townships from writing their own regulations for wind farms. Last month, Newman voted to require a wind farm company to put more space between turbines and homes. That decision affected how many turbi


Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

ST. LOUIS – While many Christians will observe Easter this Sunday, the Rovey family of Litchfield, Illinois will spend Easter St. Louis Children's Hospital. But it’s a day they will never forget, as they celebrate new life and new hope for their 10-year-old daughter, who needed a new heart.


U.S. Post Office is hiring for Illinois, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTVO) - The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a two week hiring event for most of Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The Milwaukee Post Office is hosting a two-week job fair Monday through Friday, April 22-May 3, 9am-3pm.


Lincoln Trail, Mahomet-Seymour junior high on soft lockdown

MAHOMET -- Further details are forthcoming after two Mahomet-Seymour school district buildings were placed on lockdown this afternoon. According to a Tweet by Superintendent Lindsay Hall:


A 'new' face at the fair: Josh Gross takes over as manager of Du Quoin State Fair

DU QUOIN — Josh Gross grew up in Pinckneyville and lives in Du Quoin. He has a history and a family tradition of attending the Du Quoin State Fair. Some of his favorite memories are of the fair. He recalled attending the World Trotting Derby with his father as a child.


Macon County specialty courts say state certification 'shines a light' on treatment efforts

DECATUR — Four years after he first volunteered to preside over Macon County's Mental Health Court, Judge R.C. Bollinger said the job is challenging, but also very rewarding when participants successfully finish the program.