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Firefighters remembered - News - The State Journal-Register
Firefighters remembered - News  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield Fire Department this week is remembering two firefighters who died 87 years ago as a result of injuries they suffered battling a fire and explosion ...


Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield mayoral candidates talk race - The State Journal-Register
Springfield mayoral candidates talk race  The State Journal-Register

Over a series of questions Monday night, Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder and challenger Frank Edwards laid out their plans for how they would improve the ...


Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Emergency responders prepare for freezing weather - newschannel20.com
Emergency responders prepare for freezing weather  newschannel20.com

Another winter system is heading central Illinois' way, which can be problematic for emergency responders. "We have to throw down the salt and make sure our ...


Posted on Sat, 02 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Local fire departments struggle with volunteer shortage - newschannel20.com
Local fire departments struggle with volunteer shortage  newschannel20.com

It's something fire departments have struggled with for years - firefighter volunteer shortage. It's not just a nationwide problem; rather, it's also starting to make a ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield house fully engulfed in flames - FOX Illinois
Springfield house fully engulfed in flames  FOX Illinois

UPDATE:ORIGINAL:Springfield firefighters were busy battling a massive blaze at a home in the 2000 block of Brown Street on the eastside of Springfield ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:28:00 GMT



Second fire in one month at Springfield duplex - FOX Illinois
Second fire in one month at Springfield duplex  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department responded to a reported house fire Monday morning. We're told the fire happened on one side of a duplex. Firefighters said the ...


Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:09:00 GMT



Assumption brewery deemed total loss after fire - News - The State Journal-Register
Assumption brewery deemed total loss after fire - News  The State Journal-Register

ASSUMPTION — A fire destroyed the 1905 Brewing Company in Assumption early Thursday morning.The Assumption Fire Department responded to the fire ...


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Mayoral clash - Illinois Times
Mayoral clash  Illinois Times

Frank Edwards acknowledges many things. He isn't polished. He isn't warm and fuzzy. He's an underdog. And the man who would be Springfield mayor also is ...


Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:59:43 GMT



Bernard Schoenburg: Dying or a great place — candidates see Springfield differently - The State Journal-Register
Bernard Schoenburg: Dying or a great place — candidates see Springfield differently  The State Journal-Register

With less than two week to go before Springfield voters decide who will be mayor for the next four years, the candidates are expressing quite different views of ...


Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT



Fire causes Springfield apartment complex evacuation - FOX Illinois
Fire causes Springfield apartment complex evacuation  FOX Illinois

Residents of a Springfield apartment building had to evacuate early Friday morning due to a fire. The fire department received the call just after midnight in the ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:17:00 GMT



Springfield Ward 5 Candidate Profile: Andrew Proctor - FOX Illinois
Springfield Ward 5 Candidate Profile: Andrew Proctor  FOX Illinois

Name: Andrew Proctor. Position running for: Re-election for Ward 5 Alderman. Political Party: Non-Partisan. Family: Wife, Heather, two children, Charlie (10 ...


Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:38:00 GMT



Next election is SUPREME — GLORIA STEINEM dips toe in mayor's race — LIGHTFOOT wants Laquan records released - Politico
Next election is SUPREME — GLORIA STEINEM dips toe in mayor's race — LIGHTFOOT wants Laquan records released  Politico

Happy Tuesday, Illinois! My NCAA bracket consultant is 12 and knows his stuff. But does he know as much as former Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, who once ...


Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Ward 8 up for grabs - Illinois Times
Ward 8 up for grabs  Illinois Times

Stretching from MacArthur Boulevard to areas near Koke Mill Road, Ward 8 straddles a mix of Springfield neighborhoods. Two candidates for Ward 8 alderman, ...


Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Same City, Different Visions: Springfield Mayoral Candidates Square Off In First Public Meeting - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS
Same City, Different Visions: Springfield Mayoral Candidates Square Off In First Public Meeting  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Mayor Jim Langfelder is facing challenger Frank Edwards in Springfield city elections this spring. The candidates met on Friday in the campaign's first.


Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Fire investigators piecing together multiple March fires - FOX Illinois
Fire investigators piecing together multiple March fires  FOX Illinois

Crews spent hours battling brutal flames in the 2000 block of Brown Street Monday morning in Springfield. This is just one of multiple fires the area has seen this ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:10:00 GMT



Activer shooter drill Monday at Calvary Academy - The State Journal-Register
Activer shooter drill Monday at Calvary Academy  The State Journal-Register

Local law enforcement, fire department crews and first responder agencies will be conducting a full-scale training exercise simulating an active shooter scenario ...


Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:06:00 GMT



Brutal fire kills one man, lands another in the hospital - FOX Illinois
Brutal fire kills one man, lands another in the hospital  FOX Illinois

A major house fire took over a building on Laurel and 2nd Street on Sunday. The Springfield Fire Department received the call just after midnight. When crews ...


Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Fire crews battle large fire overnight on 2nd and E. Laurel st. - FOX Illinois
Fire crews battle large fire overnight on 2nd and E. Laurel st.  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: On Sunday March 10, 2019 at 12:07, the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to a building fire at 2nd Street and Laurel Street. Upon arrival ...


Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 16:01:00 GMT



Rerun at records office - Illinois Times
Rerun at records office  Illinois Times

As elective offices go, the Springfield city clerk's post isn't the sexiest. It's an administrative position, tasked with keeping minutes of city council sessions and ...


Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Sangamon County Coroner identifies deadly fire victim - FOX Illinois
Sangamon County Coroner identifies deadly fire victim  FOX Illinois

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has released the name of the person who died in Sunday's fire on E. Laurel Street in Springfield. There were signs ...


Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:28:00 GMT



One injured in crash on Interstate 55 - The State Journal-Register
One injured in crash on Interstate 55  The State Journal-Register

One person was airlifted to HSHS St. John's Hospital on Thursday morning with serious injuries after two commercial vehicles crashed on Interstate 55.


Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:27:00 GMT



Springfield IL OK's Firefighters' Contract - Firehouse.com
Springfield IL OK's Firefighters' Contract  Firehouse.com

Springfield Fire Chief Allen Reyne called the contract — the first in three years — "a good compromise." The deal sets pay and creates a residency requirement ...


Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Living on the edge - Illinois Times
Living on the edge  Illinois Times

A pharmacist, a lawyer and a retiree are vying to represent residents of Ward 10. All three candidates – John Animasaun, Rob Patino and incumbent Ralph ...


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



11 dogs die in fire on Winterberry Lane - The State Journal-Register
11 dogs die in fire on Winterberry Lane  The State Journal-Register

A home on the 6400 block of Winterberry Lane sustained heavy damage in a fire Sunday afternoon, and 11 dogs died, according to the home's owner, Karen ...


Posted on Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Local fire protection districts cope with volunteer shortages - The State Journal-Register
Local fire protection districts cope with volunteer shortages  The State Journal-Register

To say that the Cornland fire station was below adequate staffing levels would have been an understatement.“We are closing the Cornland station because of ...


Posted on Sun, 03 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Governor Pritzker orders all flags at half-staff to honor fallen firefighter - KSDK.com
Governor Pritzker orders all flags at half-staff to honor fallen firefighter  KSDK.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker has declared that all flags in Illinois should be flown at half-staff starting at sunrise Sunday until sunset Tuesday in ...


Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Mike Houston endorses Jim Langfelder for mayor - The State Journal-Register
Mike Houston endorses Jim Langfelder for mayor  The State Journal-Register

Former Springfield Mayor Mike Houston on Wednesday endorsed Jim Langfelder for another term in the mayor's office.Houston, who served as mayor from 1979 ...


Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Grand jury indicts Springfield man accused of killing McHenry County sheriff's deputy - Chicago Tribune
Grand jury indicts Springfield man accused of killing McHenry County sheriff's deputy  Chicago Tribune

A federal grand jury indicted a Springfield man accused of killing a McHenry County sheriff's deputy who had been working with the U.S. Marshals *Service* when ...


Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:55:00 GMT



Springfield IL Firefighters Battle Residential House Fire 11 Dogs Killed - Firehouse.com
Springfield IL Firefighters Battle Residential House Fire 11 Dogs Killed  Firehouse.com

Springfield firefighters spent over four hours on Sunday afternoon battling a residential fire on the city's south side that killed 11 dogs.


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Hundreds vying for the opportunity to become a Springfield firefighter - newschannel20.com
Hundreds vying for the opportunity to become a Springfield firefighter  newschannel20.com

On Saturday, the Springfield Fire Department held their first testing session for potential recruits. There were 600 applicants and if they want to be hired, they ...


Posted on Sat, 29 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Mayor selects Allen Reyne as new Springfield fire chief - The State Journal-Register
Mayor selects Allen Reyne as new Springfield fire chief  The State Journal-Register

Capt. Allen Reyne, a nearly 19-year veteran of the Springfield Fire Department, will be the city's next fire chief, Mayor Jim Langfelder said Wednesday.Reyne, 47 ...


Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Your Illinois News Radar » It's just a (gas tax) bill - The Capitol Fax Blog
Your Illinois News Radar » It's just a (gas tax) bill  The Capitol Fax Blog

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019. * I've been telling subscribers about this for days… There's a $2 billion gas tax increase on the table at the statehouse to pay for ...


Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:20:18 GMT



Measles outbreak highlights vaccination issues - The State Journal-Register
Measles outbreak highlights vaccination issues  The State Journal-Register

It may be a 90-minute drive away, but an ongoing outbreak of measles in Champaign County worries Amber Shipman of Springfield.Her 15-year-old son, Aaron, ...


Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



After arrest, Springfield firefighters promotion rescinded - The State Journal-Register
After arrest, Springfield firefighters promotion rescinded  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield Fire Department on Wednesday put out a press release, listing the names of the firefighters promoted to battalion chief.Chad Bates' name was ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire Department mourns loss of retired staff member - newschannel20.com
Springfield Fire Department mourns loss of retired staff member  newschannel20.com

Springfield Illinois Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own Wednesday. Retired Driver/Engineer David Irwin Sr. passed away Tuesday, Jan.


Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Six promoted within Springfield Fire Department - The State Journal-Register
Six promoted within Springfield Fire Department  The State Journal-Register

Six firefighters marked their promotions with a pinning ceremony Thursday.Joe Snodgrass, Rick Reimann and Mark Vanderwerf were promoted from the rank of ...


Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Nine Springfield firefighters get promotions - The State Journal-Register
Nine Springfield firefighters get promotions  The State Journal-Register

After much change within the upper ranks of the Springfield Fire Department this year, nine firefighters were promoted Wednesday to fill vacancies.


Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Mayoral candidates differ on handling crime, economic development, CWLP - The State Journal-Register
Mayoral candidates differ on handling crime, economic development, CWLP  The State Journal-Register

Springfield's two mayoral candidates — city natives who each have a long tenure of public *service* — don't just disagree on what solutions the city should pursue ...


Posted on Sat, 09 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



UPDATE: US Marshall shot in Rockford IL dies, suspect in custody - WXOW.com
UPDATE: US Marshall shot in Rockford IL dies, suspect in custody  WXOW.com

A massive law enforcement presence is responding to a scene on N. Bell School Road in Rockford Illinois.


Posted on Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Aldermen fast-track $1.2 million for new fire engines to save $73K - The State Journal-Register
Aldermen fast-track $1.2 million for new fire engines to save $73K  The State Journal-Register

Springfield aldermen are weighing whether to spend $1.2 million to buy two new fire engines before the next budget year starts in March so the city can get a ...


Posted on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Promotions fill vacancies atop Springfield Fire Department - The State Journal-Register
Promotions fill vacancies atop Springfield Fire Department  The State Journal-Register

After an exodus of top leaders in the last two months, the uppermost tier of the Springfield Fire Department has been restored with three promotions announced ...


Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield mayoral candidates to share the stage at Citizens Club - FOX Illinois
Springfield mayoral candidates to share the stage at Citizens Club  FOX Illinois

Springfield's mayoral candidates will share the stage Friday for a forum. Mayor Jim Langfelder and his challenger, Frank Edwards, will share the stage at the ...


Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters change active shooter response methods to save more victims - The State Journal-Register
Springfield firefighters change active shooter response methods to save more victims  The State Journal-Register

In the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church Thursday, Springfield police officers, armed with guns, ushered in three Springfield firefighters wearing bulletproof ...


Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters elect Sabo union president - The State Journal-Register
Springfield firefighters elect Sabo union president  The State Journal-Register

Ryan Sabo, a 19-year veteran of the Springfield Fire Department, was elected by his fellow firefighters Saturday to a two-year term as president of the the ...


Posted on Sat, 26 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters rescue dog from mobile home fire - The State Journal-Register
Springfield firefighters rescue dog from mobile home fire  The State Journal-Register

Springfield Fire Department crews rescued a dog from a mobile home fire in the 3400 block of North Peoria Road in Springfield Thursday evening.First crews on ...


Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Fire chief selection clause in union contract unique to Springfield - The State Journal-Register
Fire chief selection clause in union contract unique to Springfield  The State Journal-Register

With Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs retiring at the end of the month, Mayor Jim Langfelder is interviewing Springfield Fire Department members to find a ...


Posted on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield IL Firefighters Union New Contract Residency Requirement Raises - Firehouse.com
Springfield IL Firefighters Union New Contract Residency Requirement Raises  Firehouse.com

Springfield firefighters, who have been working without a contract since March 2016, have agreed to a residency requirement in a new contract.


Posted on Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield fire battalion chief arrested in Sherman - The State Journal-Register
Springfield fire battalion chief arrested in Sherman  The State Journal-Register

A battalion chief with the Springfield Fire Department was arrested in Sherman Monday after he allegedly threatened a village police officer.Chad W. Bates, 44, ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Apartment complex fire in Springfield displaces four families - newschannel20.com
Apartment complex fire in Springfield displaces four families  newschannel20.com

UPDATE: Four families are displaced after an apartment complex fire in the 800 block of Converse Street in Springfield. Fire officials said the fire was in the ...


Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield fire crews called to vehicle extrication, one injured - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire crews called to vehicle extrication, one injured  FOX Illinois

Springfield firefighters were called two-car crash, resulting in one person being extricated from a vehicle at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday on Recreation Drive in ...


Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Empty lot dedicated to fallen Springfield fire investigator up for sale - The State Journal-Register
Empty lot dedicated to fallen Springfield fire investigator up for sale  The State Journal-Register

The Rev. Bill Burton has seen his share of tax lien sale signs.Burton, who has served as pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Springfield since 1997, ...


Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire Department preparing to assist in hurricane relief - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire Department preparing to assist in hurricane relief  FOX Illinois

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall Friday and people in Springfield are already preparing to answer the call for help. "We're expecting many, many ...


Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire at Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield | Top Stories - WAND
Fire at Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield | Top Stories  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Firefighters responded to a fire at the Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield. Crews told WAND-TV before 4 p.m. that they could see ...


Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Photos: The Year in Pictures 2018 - The State Journal-Register
Photos: The Year in Pictures 2018  The State Journal-Register

From The State Journal-Register photography staff, a look back at some of the faces, places and memorable moments captured during the year. Buy Photo. [1/58].


Posted on Tue, 01 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Why you should keep Easter lilies far, far away from your cats - FOX Illinois
Why you should keep Easter lilies far, far away from your cats  FOX Illinois

If you have cats, you understand that no flower is safe from their paws or jaws—they chew on everything! And with Easter right around the corner, you should be ...


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Fire marshal: No working smoke alarm at early morning fatal fire - The State Journal-Register
Fire marshal: No working smoke alarm at early morning fatal fire  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield man died early Wednesday after fire broke out in his apartment. Garyl J. Gauch, 51, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at HSHS St. John's ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



1 dead after fire in home near Illinois State Fairgrounds - The State Journal-Register
1 dead after fire in home near Illinois State Fairgrounds  The State Journal-Register

One person is dead after a fire broke out early Saturday at a home near the Illinois State Fairgrounds.Springfield firefighters were called to the 2100 block of ...


Posted on Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



NEW POLL: Mayor's race still wide open — Think Big has a big new ad — UAW endorses MENDOZA - Politico
NEW POLL: Mayor's race still wide open — Think Big has a big new ad — UAW endorses MENDOZA  Politico

Happy Monday, Illinois. One day to Chicago's municipal election. Details on candidates here from Center for Illinois Politics.


Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Sound the Alarm smoke detector campaign saves two lives in Springfield - The State Journal-Register
Sound the Alarm smoke detector campaign saves two lives in Springfield  The State Journal-Register

Valcun Carmel and his young grandson are testaments to the fact that smoke alarms save lives because the devices saved theirs in October. Carmel was ...


Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Springfield - FOX Illinois
Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Springfield  FOX Illinois

Springfield Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire at the corner of E. Monroe St. and David St. The call came in just after 1 p. m. Thursday.


Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



City Council passes motion to shorten fire department response times - FOX Illinois
City Council passes motion to shorten fire department response times  FOX Illinois

Springfield City Council has passed a measure aimed to reduce fire department response times on the southwest side of Springfield. The Springfield fire chief ...


Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire Department seeks Council approval for new fire trucks - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire Department seeks Council approval for new fire trucks  FOX Illinois

After last night's Springfield City Council meeting, Springfield Fire Department is now waiting for next week's final vote that will decide if they can purchase new ...


Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Victims of Lake Springfield drowning identified - The State Journal-Register
Victims of Lake Springfield drowning identified  The State Journal-Register

The second victim of an apparent drowning was pulled from Lake Springfield around noon Monday, a day after search and rescue crews were first called to the ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Former District 186 employee's body found after house fire - FOX Illinois
Former District 186 employee's body found after house fire  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: A former District 186 employee's body was found after an early morning house fire in Springfield Monday. Barbara Monroe, 86, was discovered ...


Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire Department regains Class 1 rating - The State Journal-Register
Springfield Fire Department regains Class 1 rating  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield Fire Department has joined the top half percent of all fire departments in the nation by receiving a Class 1 rating from the Insurance *Service* ...


Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighter honored for saving woman's life with CPR - newschannel20.com
Springfield firefighter honored for saving woman's life with CPR  newschannel20.com

Springfield firefighter Boadu Adomako was honored Wednesday after saving a life. According to the fire department's Facebook post, Karen, an employee at ...


Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Incumbent Proctor faces Purchase and Cahnman in Ward 5 - The State Journal-Register
Incumbent Proctor faces Purchase and Cahnman in Ward 5  The State Journal-Register

The race for alderman in Ward 5 pits Ald. Andrew Proctor, who is seeking his second four-year term, against Capital Township Trustee Lakeisha Purchase and ...


Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 05:01:00 GMT



Springfield woman, 86, found dead after large house fire - The State Journal-Register
Springfield woman, 86, found dead after large house fire  The State Journal-Register

An 86-year-old woman who worked for many years at Southeast High School and was described by her daughter as a "tough old broad" was found dead in her ...


Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Strong winds cause damage in Springfield - The State Journal-Register
Strong winds cause damage in Springfield  The State Journal-Register

Strong wind gusts swept across central Illinois Thursday morning and early afternoon, resulting in damage to trees, power lines and buildings, as well power ...


Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Measles outbreak highlights vaccination issues in Central Illinois - Herald & Review
Measles outbreak highlights vaccination issues in Central Illinois  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — It may be a 90-minute drive away, but an ongoing outbreak of measles in Champaign County worries Amber Shipman of Springfield.


Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Meet Allen Reyne, the mayors pick for Springfields next fire chief - The State Journal-Register
Meet Allen Reyne, the mayors pick for Springfields next fire chief  The State Journal-Register

On Wednesday, Allen Reyne spent a 12-hour shift in the back of a fire truck cleaning gear.On Thursday morning, the fire captain attended a press conference in ...


Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire engulfs Springfield mobile home; two dogs saved, three cats perish - The State Journal-Register
Fire engulfs Springfield mobile home; two dogs saved, three cats perish  The State Journal-Register

A fire destroyed a mobile home in the Bissell Village Mobile Home Park on Sunday morning.A neighbor spotted and reported the fire in the 100 block of Delta ...


Posted on Sun, 03 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Acting Springfield battalion chief center of criminal, legal complaints - The State Journal-Register
Acting Springfield battalion chief center of criminal, legal complaints  The State Journal-Register

On Monday morning, Chad Bates started his first day as battalion chief in the Springfield Fire Department's training department, after being temporarily ...


Posted on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brush fire breaks out near Spartan Sports Park - FOX Illinois
Brush fire breaks out near Spartan Sports Park  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Chief Allen Reyne said the Springfield Fire Department is assisting Chatham Fire Department in a brush fire Thursday. The fire is located near ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Changes could be coming to the Springfield Fire Department - FOX Illinois
Changes could be coming to the Springfield Fire Department  FOX Illinois

The City of Springfield's currently has a deficit of $11 million, which needs to be brought down to zero by the end of the month.As the city grapples with balancing ...


Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire department called to hazardous material spill at LLCC - The State Journal-Register
Fire department called to hazardous material spill at LLCC  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield Fire Department was called to Lincoln Land Community College Friday for a hazardous material spill.Fire Chief Allen Reyne said the spill ...


Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



More fire than smoke - Illinois Times
More fire than smoke  Illinois Times

As a basketball player, Heather Moore didn't fit the mold. Heather Moore, the highest ranking woman in the history of the Springfield Fire Department, has a new ...


Posted on Thu, 10 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield first responders hope to add to best practices for rescue task force training - Illinois News Network
Springfield first responders hope to add to best practices for rescue task force training  Illinois News Network

The Columbus Day holiday turned first responders and teachers into students during an active shooter drill in Springfield, and they hope their lessons will be ...


Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Sullivan home explosion victim transferred to Springfield hospital - Herald & Review
Sullivan home explosion victim transferred to Springfield hospital  Herald & Review

SULLIVAN — A woman who was injured in a house explosion and fire Friday night northeast of Sullivan has been transferred to Springfield Memorial Medical ...


Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Authorities ID Springfield man who died in house fire - The State Journal-Register
Authorities ID Springfield man who died in house fire  The State Journal-Register

Authorities on Sunday identified the Springfield man who died in a house fire at 2139 Marland Street on Saturday morning.Jordan McCrady, 26, of was ...


Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield fire chief to retire at the end of the month - The State Journal-Register
Springfield fire chief to retire at the end of the month  The State Journal-Register

With a letter sent to the mayor Tuesday morning, Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs has made it official: he will retire at the end of the month. After almost ...


Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Garbage truck catches fire in Springfield | Top Stories - WAND
Garbage truck catches fire in Springfield | Top Stories  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Springfield firefighters were called to a garbage truck fire Wednesday morning.


Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Son saves family from house fire - newschannel20.com
Son saves family from house fire  newschannel20.com

A Springfield family is without a home Thursday morning after a house fire. The Springfield Fire Department says the fire started in the attic of a home in the 1500 ...


Posted on Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire department response times increase during snow - newschannel20.com
Fire department response times increase during snow  newschannel20.com

The winter storm that hit Springfield caused a spike in emergency calls but the snow made it difficult to keep response times down. According to statistics from ...


Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Body recovered in Lake Springfield; one still missing - The State Journal-Register
Body recovered in Lake Springfield; one still missing  The State Journal-Register

Rescue crews have recovered the body of one of the two men who went missing Sunday afternoon in Lake Springfield.The man was found hours after ...


Posted on Sun, 02 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire Department restructuring as five chiefs announce retirement - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire Department restructuring as five chiefs announce retirement  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department is restructuring its leadership after five chiefs announced their retirement.The Office of Budget and Management said these ...


Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Editorial: Numbers released after Aurora mass shooting reveal systemic flaws in Illinois gun laws. Fix them now. - Chicago Tribune
Editorial: Numbers released after Aurora mass shooting reveal systemic flaws in Illinois gun laws. Fix them now.  Chicago Tribune

We have learned a lot in the wake of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of Clayton Parks, Trevor Wehner, Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez and Josh Pinkard.


Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters respond to house fire - newschannel20.com
Springfield firefighters respond to house fire  newschannel20.com

UPDATE: A small fire in the kitchen grew into a large fire and the inside of the home is heavily damaged. There were five adults and two dogs living in the house.


Posted on Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Update: Mans body found in submerged truck - The State Journal-Register
Update: Mans body found in submerged truck  The State Journal-Register

A man's body was found in a submerged vehicle in Lake Springfield Saturday morning, police said.The truck was first detected around 7:45 a.m. near the ...


Posted on Sat, 05 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Suspicious substance causes lockdown at Illinois State capitol building - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
Suspicious substance causes lockdown at Illinois State capitol building  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

SPRINGFIELD, Il. - The Illinois State Capitol was on lockdown after an unknown substance was discovered Thursday afternoon. Springfield Fire Department ...


Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Goals Indoor Sports, Ltd. catches fire Tuesday - FOX Illinois
Goals Indoor Sports, Ltd. catches fire Tuesday  FOX Illinois

Goals Indoor Sports, Ltd. caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Springfield.Springfield Fire Department responded to the call at 3:17 p.m.No injuries were reported, ...


Posted on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire quickly extinguished at Midtown Inn - News - The State Journal-Register
Fire quickly extinguished at Midtown Inn - News  The State Journal-Register

Springfield Fire Department crews responded to a fire at 8:25 p.m. at the Midtown Inn, 3125 Wide Track Drive in Springfield.Fire Chief Allen Reyne said the small ...


Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Thumbs Up: To some sage advice from the inspector general - The State Journal-Register
Thumbs Up: To some sage advice from the inspector general  The State Journal-Register

The editorial board of The State Journal-Register offers this week's Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down:Thumbs Up: To city inspector general Roger Holmes for providing ...


Posted on Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Itll be Edwards vs. Langfelder for Springfield mayor - The State Journal-Register
Itll be Edwards vs. Langfelder for Springfield mayor  The State Journal-Register

There will be two contenders for Springfield mayor in the spring city elections: Mayor Jim Langfelder and Frank Edwards, a former Springfield fire chief and ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters warn of active solicitation scam - FOX Illinois
Springfield firefighters warn of active solicitation scam  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department is warning residents of an active solicitation phone scam, Monday. Fire officials said one of its staff members received a call Monday ...


Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Officials practice active shooter response at Springfield High - The State Journal-Register
Officials practice active shooter response at Springfield High  The State Journal-Register

First responders, in conjunction with District 186, played out two scenarios during an active shooter drill at Springfield High School on Monday morning.Teachers ...


Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Two charged with arson in connection with Pillsbury Mills fire - The State Journal-Register
Two charged with arson in connection with Pillsbury Mills fire  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield man and a teenager have been indicted on charges they set fire to the abandoned Pillsbury Mills factory on the city's north end.Richard L. Thomas ...


Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters practice entry fire rescues - FOX Illinois
Springfield firefighters practice entry fire rescues  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department practiced fire rescue methods if entry ways are blocked during a structure fire. The two methods firefighters practiced Tuesday ...


Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:31:11 GMT



Tom's #Mailbag, March 8, 2019 - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, March 8, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Have a question you want answered? Ask our veteran reporter by clicking here.This week's Mailbag is more crowded than the long line of miscreants ...


Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Illinois firefighters remembered for sacrifice, honored for service - The State Journal-Register
Illinois firefighters remembered for sacrifice, honored for service  The State Journal-Register

Firefighters from across Illinois gathered in Springfield Tuesday to remember fallen firefighters who have gave their lives in the line of duty.Firefighters John ...


Posted on Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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