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State agencies can no longer ask job candidates for salary history

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed an executive order forbidding state agencies from asking job applicants how much money they earned in previous jobs, a rule that will likely be extended to all employers in the state by year's end.


Locals frustrated with Public Works' response to clearing snowy roads

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — There was some frustration in the air Tuesday night as City Council members discussed how the Public Works Department did over the past weekend with clearing the city roads of snow.


Lancers Put Up A Fight Against Lutheran

After losing to the Lutheran Crusaders by 27 and 32 earlier in the year, if nothing else, Lincolnwood's performance on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Springfield was a charming third time if not a winning one.


Statewide test results: 81 percent of Southern View failed English language arts

About 19 percent of Southern View Elementary School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and 81 percent of students failed, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


Code Red: Wintry mix coming to Central Illinois

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) — A CODE RED WEATHER ALERT is in effect for overnight tonight as well as for Saturday as central Illinois remains under a very active and unsettled weather pattern.


Mother Outraged After Student Gets a ‘Slap on the Hand’ After Photoshopping Her Son as a Slave

A Black mother in Springfield, Ill., is crying foul after she says the school district let her son’s bully off way too easy. Kierra Nabors ripped into Cherokee Middle School officials for failing to take action after a student photoshopped her son’s face onto a cartoon depicting slaves. According to


Killen's opens at White Oaks Mall

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- Local game, comic, and toy store opens at White Oaks Mall. General Manager Clay Emerich the local store is a welcome addition to the mall. “We are very pleased to welcome a local iconic tenant like Killen’s to White Oaks Mall. They are a fantastic addition to our strong t


Our View: Case highlights the value of justice

It was known for more than a decade that Grover Thompson had not stabbed a 72-year-old woman back in 1981. But it took until last Friday for his name to be cleared. And the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois at Springfield played a huge role in finally restoring the good name o


Middle Of Illinois In The Bull’s Eye For Next Round Of Snow

Folks from the Quad Cities to Springfield will get snow this weekend. Forecasters just aren’t sure yet if the snow will arrive Friday or Saturday. The National Weather Service says it’s tracking another winter storm that will hit the state.


Healthy lifestyle trends with Advanced Center for Pain and Rehab

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — If you're looking to create a healthier lifestyle in the new year, Dr. Paul Venturini from Advanced Center for Pain and Rehab shares information on the benefits of Intermittent fasting. For more information visit Advanced Center for Pain online.


ACLU: Minorities Pulled Over Disproportionately In Springfield

Minority drivers in Springfield are being pulled over by police and having their vehicles searched at higher rates than whites… but police are less likely to find contraband or to issue citations to those minority drivers.


Chatham writer has poetry collection published

In the late ‘80s, when Rodd Whelpley was pursuing a master’s in creative writing at Miami University, he actively avoided courses that included poetry. It wasn’t until a few years ago that he overcame his aversion to the art form, eventually developing a habit of retiring to the basement early each


Visiting a Medical Cannabis Clinic in Illinois

ADDISON, IL (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers indicated this week that he plans on taking a “first step” towards medical marijuana legalization, a step that could ultimately lead to full legalization down the road.

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Springfield Fire Department receives Council's OK to purchase new equipment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — New equipment is needed for the Springfield Fire Department and it comes with a hefty price tag. In a unanimous decision, the Springfield City Council approved the purchse of new equipment, as well as upgrades to current equipment within the department.


Authorities: Man attacks Sikh at Oregon store

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been charged with a hate crime, assault and other charges after he allegedly attacked a Sikh who was working at a convenience store. Other customers, including a military veteran, stepped in after they witnessed the attack on Monday.


Springfield House members remind Pritzker about state jobs law

SPRINGFIELD — On the day that Democrat J.B. Pritzker was inaugurated as governor, the two Republican state representatives who live in Springfield sent him a letter highlighting the new state law that makes Sangamon County the default location for many new state jobs.


Chatham Glenwood fights past Rochester

ROCHESTER – There’s just something about the Rochester Athletic Complex. Chatham Glenwood High School still mustered a 47-33 victory over Rochester in a nettlesome Central State Eight Conference boys basketball game Tuesday.


Another winter weather advisory takes effect in Central Illinois Wednesday night

BLOOMINGTON — Another quick overnight weather system is expected to bring a wintry mix to Central Illinois. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory, running from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday. NWS forecasters say a brief period of freezing rain will le


Local House members chosen for GOP leadership positions

Three local lawmakers were named to House Republican leadership positions by Minority Leader Jim Durkin on Wednesday. Rep. Tim Butler of Springfield was named House Republican conference chairman, while Rep. Avery Bourne of Raymond and Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville were named assistant minor


Caleb Small comes up big for Senators in win over SHG

Coming into the first game of the Boys City Basketball Tournament, the game plan for Sacred Heart-Griffin High School was to corral Springfield High’s Big-Three players in Zaire Harris, Bennie Slater and Shane Miller.