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Decatur Police are searching for two men in connection with a late night shooting

They say the two men approached a 24-year-old man, pulled out a gun, shot the him and took cash from the victim.


Pharmacy tech to be sentenced for stealing thousands of pills

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A Springfield woman who admitted to stealing thousands of opioid pain pills while working at Walgreens is set to be sentenced. 26-year-old Lori Turner was working as a pharmacy technician. She used Walgreens' prescription-drug tracking system to dispense prescriptions for


Site of unsolved 1981 Springfield ax killing to be razed

Police have been looking for a suspect since March 18, 1981, when a man walked into the store, grabbed an ax and forced three people in the store to get on their knees. He swung at their heads. One person, 64-year-old John Ewing, was struck three times and died. A customer found the victims a half h


The Earth Awareness Fair in Springfield is here to teach kids about the environment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A fair in Springfield is all fun and games... featuring the environment. The Earth Awareness Fair focuses on recycling, energy efficiency, and the climate. The free event featured a petting zoo, a magic show and musical performances.Springfield's Office of Public Works put


SPRINGFIELD, Ill | APNewsBreak: Illinois youth tackle football ban dead for now

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The sponsor of a proposal toban Illinois childrenyounger than 12 from playing tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session.


Personnel file: News and notes from around Springfield workplaces

LYNN WHALEN of Springfield was installed as vice president/president-elect of THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS at the association's annual conference in Las Vegas. Whalen, who is the executive director of public relations and marketing at Lincoln Land Communit


Some Springfield aldermen upset after Rochester's water deal

While Rochester village trustees were voting Tuesday on whether to stick with City Water, Light and Power for their water, Springfield aldermen were hearing of the details of the new deal CWLP had offered the village for the first time, they said. And that has rubbed some of them the wrong way. "To


Springfield police investigate after early morning shots fired

Springfield Police responded to a shots fired incident early Friday morning. Officers were called the 1600 block of South Spring Street around 2 a.m. after a witness reported hearing several shots and allegedly spoke with a man who said he was shot at. Police did not find the man or any other eviden


Police still looking for suspects in deadly home invasion

Springfield Police continue the search for the people behind the shooting death of 23-year-old Sterling Raye-Washington. It happened on January 25 in the 1900 block of E. Edwards Street. Police say Raye-Washington was shot and killed and a female was wounded by at least two intruders to his home. Sa


Bergner's parent company expected to close all stores, including Springfield

MILWAUKEE - The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., including the Bergner's in Springfield's White Oaks Mall, is expected to go out of business after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company's assets Tuesday. A bankruptcy c


Alpaca events coming to Springfield

Those attending will be able to learn about the alpaca industry, talk to breeders, and of course, meet alpacas. Attendance is free.Hours are:Saturday, April 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Sunday, April 22 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


A La Carte: 'Fast-casual' Sicilian restaurant headed for downtown

LA PIAZZA CUCINA ITALIANA - a modern twist on authentic Sicilian cuisine - is poised to open in the former Z BISTRO in downtown Springfield. Patrizia Guerrier and Michael Wall are behind the new fast-casual establishment at 218 S. Sixth St. La Piazza Cucina Italiana will feature casual family dining


Dear Abby: Family judges pretty woman's boyfriend on his looks alone

Dear Abby:I am a 33-year-old woman with two young children (11 and 9). "Andrew" and I have been dating for almost a year, still learning about each other and building a foundation for our relationship.My family recently told some other family members that I am "too pretty" to be dating Andrew and I


Jr. Blues to remain in Springfield after agreement

Regardless of the outcome of Friday night's playoff game, the Springfield Jr. Blues will be calling the Nelson Center home for the next three years. Springfield Park District Executive Director Derek Harms said Friday that the park board has approved a new three-year lease with FERZOW LLC, which own


Springfield gets first ever female fire division chief

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Heather Moore is now the first woman to ever hold the role of fire division chief in the city of Springfield's history. Moore was promoted from fire captain to division chief of training during a pinning ceremony Wednesday. She is one of seven women to ever be a firefight


Springfield doctor disciplined after patient death in 2013

A Springfield doctor whose alleged failure to properly evaluate a 53-year-old man's knee pain resulted in the delayed diagnosis of what would become a fatal infection was disciplined by the state but is allowed to continue practicing medicine. The medical license of emergency physician Dr. Jason Keg


Sherman nursing home faces $25K fine for violation

The Illinois Department of Public Health is now releasing a list of nursing homes with major violations. One on the list is Villa Health Care East in Sherman. The facility was fined $25,000 in March for an "A" violation. This means there was a violation that could result in serious harm or death to


State leaders introduce new ways to fight opioid crisis

Police: Mt. Zion woman stole hundreds of thousands more than originally thought2018-04-17T17:15:41Z MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) A Mt. Zion woman stole hundreds of thousands more than originally thought, police said. Bon-Ton stores to close, central Illinois malls impacted FORSYTH, Ill. (WAND/AP) - Hundred


Lauterbach Hardware set to come down Friday

The Lauterbach Hardware building at 15th Street and South Grand Avenue in Springfield is set to be demolished.The store shut down after a man was killed in an axe attack in 1981, and never reopened.Demolition is set to start Friday and is expected to last 7 days.