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Coroner: Suspect in Taylorville triple shooting dies in Springfield hospital

SPRINGFIELD - Lee Wayne Kennedy, a Taylorville man who police said shot himself after shooting three people and robbing a convenience store Monday, died in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon, the Sangamon County Coroner said. In a statement, Coroner Cinda Edwards said Kennedy, 43, was pronounced dead

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 23:00:00

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

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:06:46

Springfield aldermen OK deadline for cleanup of old marina on Lake Springfield

Springfield City Council on Tuesday night approved two resolutions regarding Lake Springfield leases. One would ask the mayor to revoke the lease of the old marina building held by Springfield resident Chris Weihmeir. The marina has deteriorated in recent years and has been fined about $50,000 by ci

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 15:25:42

Springfield RV and Camping show

WRSP The first weekend of spring is almost here, which means it's time to start planning a getaway! And if a road trip is on your agenda, why not get there in style? Chris Hamilton has all the details on this weekend's RV and Camping show. WRSP The first weekend of spring is almost here, which means

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-21 09:19:47

Man accused in Taylorville shooting dies at Memorial

A man who shot himself on Monday afternoon after he allegedly shot and wounded three people, stole a car and robbed a convenience store has died. Lee W. Kennedy, 43, died at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said. Kennedy led police on a dramatic 11

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 22:25:20

Police looking for man after three shot in Taylorville

Taylorville police are looking for a 43-year-old man in connection with a shooting on Monday morning that wounded three people, including a 13-year-old. Police said they're trying to track down Lee Wayne Kennedy, who was last seen driving a white 1996 GMC Sierra extended cab truck with Illinois lice

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 17:28:04

Council OKs $300K in funding for Innovate Springfield

The Springfield City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to pass an ordinance that gives $100,000 in tax-increment financing funds every year for the next three years to Innovate Springfield, a business incubator based downtown. The city was initially asked for $100,000 from its corporate fund, but the reques

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 15:29:34

Manhunt underway after 3 people shot in Taylorville, IL

He reportedly had shot himself in the face after trying to rob Colonial Pantry in Stonington and leading U.S. Marshals on a chase to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. A gunman who police say shot three people in Taylorville on Monday, including a 13-year-old girl, was taken into custody Monday afternoo

THEINSIDERCARNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:26:33

At least two injured in Taylorville shooting

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police are investigating a double shooting that happened early Monday morning. Police were called to the 500 block of South Walnut Street just before 5:30 a.m. At least two people have been taken to the hospital. A neighbor who heard the shots fired also saw a white pick


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

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 23:44:14

Rock acts announced for 2018 Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (KWQC) - The Illinois State Fair has just announced more acts for its 2018 state fair that begins on Thursday, Aug. 9. The list as it stands so far: Saturday, Aug. 11: Halestorm & Mastodon Sunday, Aug. 12: Foreginer with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Saturday, Aug. 18: Brett Eld

KWQC - 2018-03-19 19:04:00

SIU to consider Springfield for law school satellite office

Southern Illinois University will explore putting a satellite office for its law school in downtown Springfield or Edwardsville, a university official said Tuesday. The university's board of trustees encouraged the SIU president to look into the matter by commissioning a market study, which would he

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 23:12:38

Police: Suspect in Taylorville triple shooting hospitalized after shooting himself

TAYLORVILLE - Police say a 43-year-old man who shot three people and robbed a convenience store on Monday is being hospitalized after he shot himself when officers attempted to arrest him. Taylorville police Chief Brian Hile said in a statement that Lee Wayne Kennedy shot himself in the head as off

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 03:28:00

Polls are open: It's Election Day in Macon County

DECATUR - The crowded fields for Illinois governor and attorney general will narrow today as voters choose Republican and Democratic nominees. In Macon County, ballots also include a choice for the sheriff, clerk and treasurer's offices, among others. Election Day is here, with polls open throughou

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-20 11:00:00

Downtown Springfield Inc pushes for more Y Block Development

SPRINGFIELD, IL (WAND) - Downtown Springfield Inc. Board says city should not stop with Y Block Park addition. DSI Board President Kevin Kuhn says the board have let the Mayor and Alderman know the appreciate the private fundraising effort to have a downtown park. The DSI Board is also asking elec

WAND TV - 2018-03-19 23:44:00

Springfield searching for new fire chief

Three wounded in Taylorville shooting, gunman on the run TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police are investigating a shooting that injured three people Monday morning, including a 13-year old girl. 2 injured in accidental firearm discharge2018-03-19T02:05:54Z On 3/17/18 at approximately 11:15pm, Macon Cou

WAND TV - 2018-03-19 18:33:00

Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

Southeast's magical run ends with second place trophy Paintballs splattering the streets of Decatur2018-03-16T21:10:33Z DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police are trying to put an end to a paintball war on the streets on Decatur. Two more ordered held in machine gun case A letter to the court described one


Today's Challenge, Tomorrow's Reward Conference held in Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) hosted a two-day conference aimed at benefiting women and minorities in the industry today. It's called Today's Challenge, Tomorrow's Reward 2018 Conference and it was held at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel. The conference provides an

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-19 22:13:42

Man shoots self 11 hours after three shot in Taylorville

A 43-year-old man reportedly shot himself Monday afternoon, about 11 hours after he allegedly shot and wounded three people, including his 13-year-old daughter and the child's mother. Lee Wayne Kennedy shot himself outside of Taylorville Memorial Hospital. That's the same hospital where the three vi

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 17:28:04

Foreigner, Joan Jett to perform at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Two more music legends will be rocking the grandstand stage at the 2018 Illinois State Fair. Organizers announced Foreigner and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will take the stage on Aug. 12. Foreigner has been making rock hits for more than 40 years with a discography that in

WAND TV - 2018-03-19 23:15:00