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Springfield Fire Department names new fire marshal - The State Journal-Register
Springfield Fire Department names new fire marshal  The State Journal-Register

Capt. Ed Canny Jr., a 21-year veteran of the Springfield Fire Department, was named the department's fire marshal on Tuesday.Canny, 45, replaces Chris ...


Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Former Springfield shooting center owner charged with arson, insurance fraud - The State Journal-Register
Former Springfield shooting center owner charged with arson, insurance fraud  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield man was indicted in federal court earlier this month for allegedly setting his business on fire in 2017 to collect the insurance money.John W.


Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters collect baseball equipment for local athletes - FOX Illinois
Springfield firefighters collect baseball equipment for local athletes  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department is working to help local athletes by collecting baseball equipment. The firefighters union has teamed up with the new Springfield ...


Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 21:53:00 GMT



Illinois firefighters, first responders honored at annual memorial - newschannel20.com
Illinois firefighters, first responders honored at annual memorial  newschannel20.com

Firefighters and first responders have one of the most dangerous jobs: keeping you safe. On Tuesday, others from across the state made their way to the capital ...


Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Raymond police chief, Hillsboro woman dead after crash near Raymond - The State Journal-Register
Raymond police chief, Hillsboro woman dead after crash near Raymond  The State Journal-Register

A two-vehicle crash on Illinois 127, just south of Raymond, claimed the life of the Raymond police chief on Thursday morning.Valerie Hortenstine Sheldon, 39, ...


Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighter opens up about former coworkers death, how its changed his life - newschannel20.com
Springfield firefighter opens up about former coworkers death, how its changed his life  newschannel20.com

Sunday marked Workers Memorial Day, a time to remember every person who's lost their life from a work related injury. It's also a day meant to educate how ...


Posted on Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Riverside firefighter honored 61 years after death | Articles | News - Riverside Brookfield Landmark
Riverside firefighter honored 61 years after death | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A Riverside firefighter who died shortly after helping battle a locomotive fire in 1958 has been memorialized some 61 years later at the Illinois Fallen Firefighter ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 18:11:00 GMT



Northern Tazewell deputy fire chief honored for saving Magnolia man - Peoria Journal Star
Northern Tazewell deputy fire chief honored for saving Magnolia man  Peoria Journal Star

WASHINGTON — The deputy chief of the Northern Tazewell Fire Department has been honored by the state for a heroic act that didn't happen in the area he ...


Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Illinois State Police: Enforcement, education needed to change driving behaviors - News-Press Now
Illinois State Police: Enforcement, education needed to change driving behaviors  News-Press Now

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police Lt. Col. David Byrd was the on-call supervisor the night Chicago Fire Department Lt. Scott Gillen was struck and killed ...


Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 02:00:00 GMT



Violent tornadoes tear across Missouri, killing 3 and leaving extensive damage - AccuWeather.com
Violent tornadoes tear across Missouri, killing 3 and leaving extensive damage  AccuWeather.com

Recovery efforts are just beginning in Missouri after violent tornadoes left a trail of destruction late Wednesday night. One resident said the destructive twister ...


Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 06:47:00 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



State police official: Enforcement, education needed to change behaviors - SaukValley.com
State police official: Enforcement, education needed to change behaviors  SaukValley.com

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois State Police Lt. Col. David Byrd was the on-call supervisor the night Chicago Fire Department Lt. Scott Gillen was struck and killed while ...


Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 19:56:52 GMT



2 dead, 4 hospitalized after silicone plant explodes in Illinois - Springfield News Sun
2 dead, 4 hospitalized after silicone plant explodes in Illinois  Springfield News Sun

At least two people are confirmed to be dead after a “ground shaking” explosion rocked a silicone plant in a northern Chicago suburb Friday night, and ...


Posted on Sat, 04 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Local firefighter diagnosed with cancer asking for help - newschannel20.com
Local firefighter diagnosed with cancer asking for help  newschannel20.com

A local fire fighter in for the fight of his life after being diagnosed with cancer. But, he's not alone: An entire community coming together for a fundraiser to help JT ...


Posted on Sun, 19 May 2019 02:23:57 GMT



Firefighters hone in on life-saving skills - newschannel20.com
Firefighters hone in on life-saving skills  newschannel20.com

On Sunday several central Illinois fire departments got together for smoke training and search drills. Important training that can mean the difference between life ...


Posted on Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 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



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



MPHS Post Prom a success - The State Journal-Register
MPHS Post Prom a success  The State Journal-Register

The Mount Pulaski High School Post Prom Committee would like to thank all of the businesses, civic organizations, and individuals who helped to make the Post ...


Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Bartlett fire lieutenant to be assistant chief - Chicago Daily Herald
Bartlett fire lieutenant to be assistant chief  Chicago Daily Herald

Bartlett Fire Protection District Fire Chief Mike Falese, who is retiring next month, has announced the promotion of Lt. Brian Becker to the position of assistant ...


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Top Regional News: LaHood bill could offset cost of sewer fixes - Galesburg Register-Mail
Top Regional News: LaHood bill could offset cost of sewer fixes  Galesburg Register-Mail

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois. LaHood bill could offset cost of sewer fixes PEORIA — Peoria and other cities with combined ...


Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT



Elgin firefighters museum unveils plans for new memorial plaza - Chicago Tribune
Elgin firefighters museum unveils plans for new memorial plaza  Chicago Tribune

Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum officials unveiled plans for the Firefighters' Memorial Plaza. The museum launched a fundraiser to help build the plaza.


Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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



One dead in East Laurel Street fire - The State Journal-Register
One dead in East Laurel Street fire  The State Journal-Register

One person is dead after a two-alarm fire engulfed a building in the 100 block of East Laurel Street early Sunday morning.Another unidentified man escaped the ...


Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 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



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



LORI's new era — RAHM's next chapter — WALTER BURNETT's dynasty — COCKTAIL conundrum - Politico
LORI's new era — RAHM's next chapter — WALTER BURNETT's dynasty — COCKTAIL conundrum  Politico

Happy Tuesday, Illinois. With "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" now gone, some alternatives. (Reserving judgment.) TOP TALKER. LIGHTFOOT ERA KICKS OFF: ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 12:31:00 GMT



'We're trying to change driving behaviors' Proposal would put Scott's Law fines into a fund for educating drivers about it - Du Quoin Evening Call
'We're trying to change driving behaviors' Proposal would put Scott's Law fines into a fund for educating drivers about it  Du Quoin Evening Call

Illinois State Police Lt. Col. David Byrd was the on-call supervisor the night Chicago Fire Department Lt. Scott Gillen was struck and killed while assisting a crash ...


Posted on Sat, 25 May 2019 00:08:52 GMT



Gov. Pritzker issues State Disaster Proclamation for flooding in 34 counties - newschannel20.com
Gov. Pritzker issues State Disaster Proclamation for flooding in 34 counties  newschannel20.com

The recent days of rain have led to flooding throughout the state, which caused Governor JB Pritzker to issue a disaster proclamation. Many first responders ...


Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Illinois House sends bill increasing fines for Scott's Law violations to governor - Northwest Herald
Illinois House sends bill increasing fines for Scott's Law violations to governor  Northwest Herald

Springfield lawmaker calls it one of most important pieces of legislation this spring.


Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 13:07:58 GMT



Fire officials: 7 people evacuated after warehouse explosion - FOX Illinois
Fire officials: 7 people evacuated after warehouse explosion  FOX Illinois

11:00 p. m. Springfield firefighters confirm an explosion occurred at the warehouse on Gatlin Drive and Colt Road in Springfield Thursday. Officials said seven ...


Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 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



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



More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed. - Chicago Tribune
More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.  Chicago Tribune

As many as 30,000 guns may still be in the possession of Illinois residents deemed too dangerous to have them, according to a Tribune investigation.


Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 11:20:00 GMT



Victim of Sunday fatal fire identified - The State Journal-Register
Victim of Sunday fatal fire identified  The State Journal-Register

The person who died early Sunday in a major fire on East Laurel Street was a 58-year-old Springfield man.The Sangamon County Coroner's office identified the ...


Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019. * This is mainly a problem for employees, who touch dozens or even hundreds of these contaminated receipts every day…


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 18:30:06 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



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



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



Four Illinois children dead, all have ties to DCFS - newschannel20.com
Four Illinois children dead, all have ties to DCFS  newschannel20.com

Four Illinois children have died just this year who have connections with the Department of Children and Family Services. Now the agency is under fire, after ...


Posted on Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:00:00 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



Challenge coins available to benefit Litchfield firefighter with cancer - The State Journal-Register
Challenge coins available to benefit Litchfield firefighter with cancer  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD — The latest in a series of fundraisers for a Litchfield Fire Department firefighter who was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia will offer ...


Posted on Sat, 30 Mar 2019 07:00:00 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



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



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



More Severe Storms, Flooding Through Midweek in Storm-Weary Plains, Midwest - The Weather Channel
More Severe Storms, Flooding Through Midweek in Storm-Weary Plains, Midwest  The Weather Channel

The prolonged stretch of severe thunderstorms and flooding rain will continue in parts of the storm-weary Plains and Midwest through the middle of this week, ...


Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 16:27:52 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



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



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



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



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



After state trooper deaths, bipartisan bill would more than double fines for violating law requiring drivers to slow down and move over - Chicago Tribune
After state trooper deaths, bipartisan bill would more than double fines for violating law requiring drivers to slow down and move over  Chicago Tribune

In light of deaths of two Illinois state troopers, Increased penalties proposed for drivers who don't move over for vehicles on the side of the road.


Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters ratify 5-year contract, including residency rule for new hires - The State Journal-Register
Springfield firefighters ratify 5-year contract, including residency rule for new hires  The State Journal-Register

A majority of Springfield's firefighters voted this week in favor of a contract negotiated between their union and the city administration.The International ...


Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 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



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



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



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



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



Arson investigators looking into Springfield car fire - News - The State Journal-Register
Arson investigators looking into Springfield car fire - News  The State Journal-Register

A suspicious car fire Saturday morning is being investigated by the Springfield Fire Department arson unit.The Sangamon County Sheriff's Department ...


Posted on Sat, 30 Mar 2019 07:00:00 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



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



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



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



Father drops child from burning second-floor apartment - The State Journal-Register
Father drops child from burning second-floor apartment  The State Journal-Register

A 2-year-old child was dropped from a burning second–floor apartment by his father in the 1100 block of West Edwards Street Monday afternoon.Reports ...


Posted on Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 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



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



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 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



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



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



Springfield woman dies in one-vehicle crash on MacArthur Blvd. - The State Journal-Register
Springfield woman dies in one-vehicle crash on MacArthur Blvd.  The State Journal-Register

A Springfield woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash late Sunday evening.The Sangamon County coroner identified the victim as Chris L. Kennedy, 22, ...


Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 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



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



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



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



Father remains hospitalized after trying to rescue toddler son from fire - The State Journal-Register
Father remains hospitalized after trying to rescue toddler son from fire  The State Journal-Register

A man who attempted to save his 3-year old son from a fire is in critical condition after suffering severe burns.A family friend said the father remains in a hospital ...


Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:00:00 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



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



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



Active shooter drill Monday at Calvary Academy - News - The State Journal-Register
Active shooter drill Monday at Calvary Academy - News  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 Sun, 10 Mar 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 house fully engulfed in flames - newschannel20.com
Springfield house fully engulfed in flames  newschannel20.com

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 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



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



Crews respond to fire at Macoupin County Jail - The State Journal-Register
Crews respond to fire at Macoupin County Jail  The State Journal-Register

CARLINVILLE -- A commercial dryer on the first floor was apparently the source of a fire Sunday afternoon at the Macoupin County Jail, 215 S. East St.Four ...


Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2019 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



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



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



Bristow presents resolution to honor life of Godfrey Fire Capt. Jake Ringering - AdVantageNEWS.com
Bristow presents resolution to honor life of Godfrey Fire Capt. Jake Ringering  AdVantageNEWS.com

Lawmakers salute firefighter who died after battling house fire.


Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 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



E. coli risk prompts recall of over 62,000 pounds of beef before Memorial Day - Springfield News Sun
E. coli risk prompts recall of over 62,000 pounds of beef before Memorial Day  Springfield News Sun

Just days before Americans across the country are expected to fire up their grills for Memorial Day,...


Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 19:11:14 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



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



Firefighter with Down syndrome, who quit after being bullied, offered job back - Springfield News Sun
Firefighter with Down syndrome, who quit after being bullied, offered job back  Springfield News Sun

An Illinois firefighter with Down syndrome has returned to his job after saying he quit due to haras...


Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire and Police enhance training for active threats - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire and Police enhance training for active threats  FOX Illinois

There's a boost in Springfield's training for responding to an active threat. It's between the main emergency responders, which are police, and fire.National ...


Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Multiple crews battle massive fire on Springfield Avenue in Rockford - WREX-TV
Multiple crews battle massive fire on Springfield Avenue in Rockford  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Multiple crews are responding to a massive fire on the 400 block of Springfield Avenue.


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



Tom's #Mailbag, May 24, 2019 - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, May 24, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Submit your questions by clicking here. This week's Mailbag is as jammed as the bandwagon of believers in the scrappy St. Louis Blues, the unheralded hockey ...


Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT



Fire captain dies, three other firefighters injured in southern Illinois house fire - week.com
Fire captain dies, three other firefighters injured in southern Illinois house fire  week.com

BETHALTO, Ill. (WEEK) -- An Illinois fire department is mourning the loss of one of their firefighters. Captain Jacob Ringering of the Godfrey Fire.


Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 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



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



Calumet Park switches to private fire department - Illinois News Network
Calumet Park switches to private fire department  Illinois News Network

A village of 8000 people outside of Chicago has decided to outsource its fire department to save money, a move that the village's attorney said other small ...


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



 

 
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