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Sangamon County Sheriff's Office collecting unwanted prescription drugs

“Unwanted, unused prescription drugs a lot of times get into the hands of the wrong folks that they shouldn't be in. With our youth, there's issues, there's problems with parties that they have, what they call pill parties. These pills end up in a dish bowl at a part and sometimes these kids, they d

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-08-15 18:24:29

The Lincoln Motorcycle: Bicentennial x 2

Springfield, Ill. (WCIA) -- - Abraham Lincoln rode the circuit to practice law, but if he were alive today, he might do it on the back of the "Circuit Rider." This custom-built and custom-designed motorcycle, owned by local resident Dick Levi, is touring the state for the bicentennial. It was origin

WCIA.COM - 2018-08-15 19:41:43

Appellate court upholds Crider's conviction in 2015 shooting death of 12-year-old

The unanimous decision from the 4th District Appellate Court filed Aug. 8 affirmed the conviction of Steson L. Crider, 23, who is serving a 65-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the March 28, 2015, shooting death of Ray Humphrey Jr. outside a home in the 1100 block of North


APNewsBreak: Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers

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STAR-HERALD - 2018-08-15 14:41:48

Asian carp samples given at Illinois State Fair

"We're serving in the form of hush puppies, inside a salad, in the form of a slider. Even my three kids who are very, very finicky with food have had them in all different ways today. So keep an open mind and come and have it because they are very delicious," Sanguinetti said.


Bicentennial: 1908 Springfield race riot led to the creation of the NAACP

In August 1908, a white mob, thwarted in an attempt to lynch two black inmates in the Sangamon County Jail, went on a rampage. They destroyed dozens of black-owned businesses and homes in Springfield. Two black men were lynched and five white men died during the riot, with dozens more injured. Other


Judge orders Lovelace to sit for additional deposition in civil case against Quincy, Adams County

Lovelace had agreed to stay later that night, according to court documents, but would not agree to resume the deposition at a later date. However, the court reporter informed parties that she could not stay late and was too fatigued to continue.


Retiring as early as age 50, Springfield municipal pensioners bank over $1M

For many former local government employees enrolled in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, or IMRF, early retirement isn’t unusual.


Rochester Police warn about romance scam happening locally

“If they get a hit on somebody, then they start doing more research into that person. Then they become friends with you, whether it's intimate or not. They may ask for images, they may ask for your bank account information. Obviously, never give that out," Rochester Police Investigator Justin Harris


Police thermal camera stops attempted burglary

The thermal imaging cameras, NOPTIC, were put in place around 2 months ago. Two police vehicles currently use them.


Joe Biden cancels campaign event due to illness 'under doctor's orders'

Former Vice President Joe Biden canceled plans to campaign for Democrats in Illinois this week due to an undisclosed illness, state Democrats announced Tuesday. Interested in Joe Biden?Add Joe Biden as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Joe Biden news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

ABC NEWS - 2018-08-15 05:33:00

Western Specialty Contractors Uses Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Springfield Parking Garage Restoration

Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors - Springfield, Illinois Branch restored the city of Springfield's Municipal parki


Biden trip to Illinois event canceled because of illness

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A trip by former Vice President Joe Biden to Springfield, Illinois, has been called off because of illness.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-15 15:08:07

Winning numbers drawn in 'LuckyDay Lotto Midday' game

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NEWSBUG.INFO - 2018-08-15 18:10:06

Griggsville man arrested; flees police into nearby cornfield

On Monday evening, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a Pike County, IL Sheriff's Deputy conducted a routine traffic stop on County Highway #2 near Baylis.


Joe Biden not coming to Springfield

"Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately, he is sick and is under doctor's orders not to travel," read the post.


New law requires dental exams for students entering 9th grade

Right now, the state requires kids to get dental exams before starting kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade.


Beware of rabid bats in Illinois

“If you're going to get bit by a bat, most likely you're doing something to the bat that you shouldn't be doing,” Henson Robinson Zoo general curator Jeff Mitchell said. “So most of the time if you get bit by a bat, it's because you've grabbed it or you've invaded its territory some way. So again, i


Rauners announce $1 million donation for Coliseum work

Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office for Illinois governor as his wife, Diana, holds the Bible in Springfield in 2015. The Rauners are moving back into the governor's mansion after extensive renovations.


Joe Biden cancels appearance at Illinois State Fair due to illness

"Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor's orders not to travel," said Doug House, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-08-15 03:58:25