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City of Springfield City Council met March 5

City of Springfield City Council met March 5. City Clerk Frank Lesko called the Pre Council Session of the Springfield City Council to Order at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Center West. Clerk Lesko read the ordinances on First Reading and assigned to the


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS — Someone in Illinois is $1 million richer after Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. No one picked all of the right numbers, but several players did match all five white balls, including players in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and


Stormy Daniels in Springfield to oppose Illinois' 'pole tax'

SPRINGFIELD — Adult film star Stormy Daniels, surrounded by strip club dancers, stood in front of the state Capitol on Friday to rail against Illinois' so-called “pole tax,” calling it “sexist and wrong.”


Illinois State Police are hiring

ILLINOIS – Illinois State Police are hiring! They posted on Facebook saying “Do you have what it takes? We are looking for the best.”. You can apply online through May 31st to become a State Trooper. The upcoming class is set for October, but that could change. Apply at www.illinoistrooper.ca.


Beaver Dam Police investigating shooting of Illinois woman as a homicide

Beaver Dam Police Department released the identity of a shooting victim who died on Saturday. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the shooting incident in the 300 block of East Third Street in Beaver Dam led to the death of Stacia F. Hollinshead from Sycamore, Illinois. Poli

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Springfield hospital donates land to race riot memorial

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A major Springfield health care provider has donated land to what will be a memorial to the city’s 1908 race riot. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the Springfield City Council accepted the donation this week from HSHS St. John’s Hospital.


Lincoln still looms in Illinois' Springfield

It's been almost 10 years since I tried my first horseshoe – a hulking Springfield food assemblage that involves an open-face sandwich (it could be beef, a buffalo chicken patty, portobello mushroom, fish or other protein or veggie option) topped with a mountain of fries and covered in Welsh rarebit


One person shot at Gulfport, Ill. bar, police search for suspect

GULFPORT, Illinois (KWQC) - UPDATE: The Burlington Iowa Area Crimestoppers has released grainy images of a person of interest in a shooting at a Gulfport bar Sunday morning. In a Facebook post, Crimestoppers said the shooting happened at Club Expose in the 200 block of Egon Road. Calls and texts to


Details released about the months leading up to the death of Ja'hir Gibbons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — DCFS is now releasing new information about the death of another two-year-old child, which happened just one month after Tanaja Barnes' death. Ja'hir Gibbons died from abuse related injuries on Monday.


Local Business Notes: Strip development proposed for North Dirksen Parkway

--- The Springfield City Council last week approved Mayor JIM LANGFELDER’s appointment of the Rev. SILAS JOHNSON to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Johnson, the longtime pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and a former electrician for City Water, Light and Power, replaces BRAD MIL


A Stormy day in Springfield

Stormy Daniels’ appearance at the Capitol turned out to be just a cameo, speaking for not quite two and a half minutes against an adult entertainment tax which helps rape crisis centers.


Building blocks: City tries to address concerns over development process

Over the past four decades, John Klemm has helped change the face of Springfield. Klemm, the owner of Klemm Development Corp., is the developer behind upscale residential developments such as Panther Creek, Piper Glen, The Reserve and Savannah Pointe.


Sangamon County Sheriff: Beware of "spoof" phone call scam

SPRINGFIELD, Il — The Sangamon County Sheriff's office is warning residents of a "spoof" phone call. According to police,an unknown male is calling individuals from (217) 753-6674.


Five candidates vying for three seats on Springfield Park Board

The race for Springfield Park District Board trustee features five candidates, including one incumbent, vying for three seats. The district — the second park district organized in the state of Illinois when it was founded in 1900 — serves about 140,000 residents in the Springfield region, covering a


J.B. Pritzker’s schedule includes recommended attire for events

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Being governor of Illinois comes with many worries. But for J.B. Pritzker, knowing what to wear isn’t one of them. The Democrat’s daily appointment schedule notes appropriate attire for most events. Not surprisingly, the most common entry is “Business: suit and tie.” But khakis a


NAACP not on board with legalizing marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. WICS — Illinois’ NAACP came to the capitol Friday and said they don’t think legalized recreational marijuana will help their communities. They said they have worked on gun and domestic violence in their communities, and that by making recreational marijuana legal, it could hinder e


Ben Schmidling sends Jr. Blues over Chippewa

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisconsin -- Ben Schmidling scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the third period and Brandon Puricelli had three assists to lift the Springfield Jr. Blues to a 3-2 North American Hockey League win over the Chippewa Steel.


Sheriff's office warns of fake calls from circuit clerk's office number

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s office has received information that an individual is scamming people about warrants being out for their arrest. The phone number on the caller identification comes back to the Sangamon County Circuit Clerk’s office (753-6674), according to a news release.


Rochester school district to consider former superintendent

ROCHESTER – The Rochester School Board formalized Superintendent Lance Thurman’s paid administrative leave at a special board meeting Friday morning and will consider the approval of a temporary interim superintendent at another special board meeting Tuesday.


County tax multiplier set at 1.0

SPRINGFIELD – Ogle County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.