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Springfield man wins Illinois State Police logo contest
A Springfield resident won $500 for creating the winning design for the Illinois State Police's 100th anniversary logo.The logo made by Aaron Rath, an Illinois Department of Transportation employee, will be used on commemorative stars, patches, car decals, letterhead, yearbooks, apparel and collecti
Four arrests related to spike in Springfield car break-ins
In just three days, between July 13 and July 16, there were at least 35 reports of car break-ins and burglaries in Springfield, according to Springfield Police.
Fatal car vs. motorcycle crash occurs on Stevenson, Dirksen
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —A fatal car vs. motorcycle crash occurred Wednesday afternoon.Springfield Police Lt. Oakes confirmed the fatal accident and said it occurred on Stevenson and Dirksen in Springfield.Traffic is being diverted westbound on Stevenson, due to the crash. Drivers are urged to
State three weeks past deadline to pay off pending Medicaid cases
Before elderly and disabled people can get long-term Medicaid care, which is care at nursing facilities, they must first get approval by the state.
Crimestoppers: Man accused of hitting someone with a rock
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield Police Department is searching for a man accused of hitting someone in the head with a rock.The incident happened July 8 at the Walgreens on South MacArthur Avenue.Police said the victim was sitting in a convertible when the suspect walked by and hit them.I
Bar hop: Live music around Springfield. July 19-25
Please email us the name of your group, the type of music you play, and the time, date, location (with a street address) of your shows to email@example.com. All items must be emailed and must be received by 5 p.m. Friday the week before publication.
Trump-Putin meeting sparks Springfield candlelight vigil for democracy
Outrage over President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin is ongoing. Wednesday, the president appeared to have contradicted his top intelligence official, but the white house press secretary insists he does agree with US intelligence agencies about Russia meddling in the e
Driver crashes into pole while trying to steal gas at HYVEE
The suspect is facing charges of stealing gas, reckless driving, and child endangerment.
Hit and run on Stanford Avenue
Springfield, Ill. (WICS) —At 6:42 pm, three cars collided on Stanford Avenue.Police say one of the drivers hit the others two cars and drove away from the scene.The other two drivers received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.One of the drivers is pregnant.
Rauner signs laws to speed up Veterans Home construction
"It's an important step forward to serve our veterans, to keep our veterans safe and healthy," Rauner said.
Two-car crash at 25th Street, Manor Avenue
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Sangamon County Sheriff's Department is on scene of a two-car crash at 25th Street and Manor Avenue in Springfield.Springfield Fire Department and Springfield Police are also on scene.More details to come.
Benedictine hopes to sell Springfield campus for $3M
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Benedictine University officials hope to sell the university's entire Springfield campus for $3 million to a buyer, who could potentially use the grounds for education, according to the university's president.Michael Brophy spoke of the university's campus at a community eng
First Student looking to hire new bus drivers, monitors
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —First Student Bus Service is looking to hire employees to start the 2018-19 school year.Both bus drivers and monitors are being hired.A carrer fair will be held at the Springfield location Thursday on Dirksen Parkway.The career fair will fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.First
Bill taking Illinois out of voter registration system vetoed
The legislation's sponsor, Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul, has said President Trump's unwillingness to safeguard voter privacy "makes the state duty bound to protect our own voters and their data."
Crime of the week: Man wanted for armed robbery
The suspect was described as a black male in his 30’s, 5’9” tall and 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt pulled tight around his face, gray pants and a black bookbag.
PodCamp: New Life for Downtown Springfield
Lisa is the Executive Director of DSI, a small business owner, and co-writer of the documentary ‘Whatever Happened to Saturday Night about the demise of downtowns when malls became more popular. Her focus is to give new life to old buildings and restore them.
Hot water bottles in cars could be a fire hazard
Not only are water bottles a fire hazard, but the chemicals from the plastic bottles can also melt into your water when it gets hot, which can be bad for you if you drink it.
Springfield Kidzeum will make downtown more kid-friendly
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —Good Day Marketplace talks with Kidzeum Board President Rachel Thompson about the upcoming grand opening of downtown Springfield's Kidzeum.Doors are set to open Saturday July 21st.Fore more information call (217) 971 - 4435 or visit theirwebsite.
Money for rural fire departments will help buy essential gear
"There's no way that my fire department could ever buy an extractor. We're spending all our money on everything else we need, insurance and that kind of stuff. With this grant, I'll be able to buy a new extractor to clean my turnouts,” Brett Kunkle with the Shoal Creek Fire said.
33 counties in Illinois name themselves gun sanctuary counties
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —After a number of proposed gun laws, some counties throughout the state are taking a stand.33 Illinois counties now consider themselves gun sanctuaries. Although, the resolution is symbolic and does not change any laws.Those counties are just trying to send a message to law