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Springfield Fire Department promotes five - News - The State Journal-Register
Springfield Fire Department promotes five - News  The State Journal-Register

Five Springfield Fire Department veterans were promoted Tuesday during a ceremony in the city council chamber.“It is an honor and privilege,” said Chief Allen ...


Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



No charges filed against police officer who shot Springfield man - The State Journal-Register
No charges filed against police officer who shot Springfield man  The State Journal-Register

No charges will be filed by the Sangamon County state's attorney against a Springfield police officer involved in a June 28 shooting at a residence in the 3500 ...


Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:26:00 GMT



Flooding causes multiple road closures in region - The State Journal-Register
Flooding causes multiple road closures in region  The State Journal-Register

Authorities are warning motorists to be alert for flooded roadways throughout the region Saturday morning after heavy rain fell overnight.Both local authorities ...


Posted on Sat, 22 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Dangers of hot water hoses - FOX Illinois
Dangers of hot water hoses  FOX Illinois

It's something that many people don't think about but the water inside a hose can reach more than 130 degrees and if you're not careful it can cause serious ...


Posted on Sun, 21 Jul 2019 00:18:22 GMT



Your Illinois News Radar » This week in Illinois history: Wets gather in wet Capitol - The Capitol Fax Blog
Your Illinois News Radar » This week in Illinois history: Wets gather in wet Capitol  The Capitol Fax Blog

Friday, Jul 12, 2019. * The House Republicans have been blogging about Illinois history this year. Here's their latest… On Sunday, July 9, 1933, a fire broke out ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:00:38 GMT



Land of Lincoln Goodwill CEO resigns amid layoff controversy - The State Journal-Register
Land of Lincoln Goodwill CEO resigns amid layoff controversy  The State Journal-Register

A day after Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries reversed a decision to lay off workers with disabilities because the state's minimum wage is increasing, the ...


Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:05:00 GMT



Body found in Chatham identified as Springfield woman - The State Journal-Register
Body found in Chatham identified as Springfield woman  The State Journal-Register

The body found late Thursday evening by Chatham police in a wooded area along a creek line east of 125 E. Plummer Blvd. has been identified as a Springfield ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 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



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



Tributes pour in for fallen Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy - HOI ABC
Tributes pour in for fallen Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy  HOI ABC

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. JB Pritzker tweeted this morning: "The entire state mourns the loss of Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum and I want to express our.


Posted on Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Dead woman found in Taylorville road - The State Journal-Register
Dead woman found in Taylorville road  The State Journal-Register

Foul play is not suspected after the body of a female was found in the road in Taylorville on Wednesday.The Christian County Coroner's Office identified the ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Officials urge caution after 2 drownings in 2 days - FOX Illinois
Officials urge caution after 2 drownings in 2 days  FOX Illinois

Central Illinois is in shock after two deadly lake incidents in just two days. With the Fourth of July this week, first responders are on high alert. "Anytime people ...


Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



East bound exit from MacArthur closed - FOX Illinois
East bound exit from MacArthur closed  FOX Illinois

UPDATE p. m. :Springfield Fire Department and Hazmat team are on the scene mitigating a hazmat spill in connection to the overturned semi-truck. The spill ...


Posted on Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:26:00 GMT



Fire breaks out on Adams, 5th Streets in Springfield - FOX Illinois
Fire breaks out on Adams, 5th Streets in Springfield  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: Firefighters were called to the scene at 4:30 p. m. Monday. One of Springfield Fire Department's engines was on a call when firefighters saw smoke ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Land of Lincoln Goodwill president submits resignation - Capitol News Illinois
Land of Lincoln Goodwill president submits resignation  Capitol News Illinois

By JERRY NOWICKI. Capitol News Illinois. Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com. SPRINGFIELD – The president and CEO of Land of Lincoln Goodwill resigned ...


Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:01:56 GMT



When it’s legal to start setting off fireworks - WQAD Moline
When it’s legal to start setting off fireworks  WQAD Moline

MOLINE, Illinois -- July 4th, 2019 is still days away, but many Quad Citizans are struggling to wait to start celebrating this year. But, it's illegal to start early in both ...


Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 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



Council approves $4.4 million loan for new fire, police equipment - The State Journal-Register
Council approves $4.4 million loan for new fire, police equipment  The State Journal-Register

With no debate, the Springfield City Council unanimously approved a $4.4 million loan Tuesday evening that will pay for new equipment for the city's police, fire ...


Posted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Arizona Wildfire claims 7000 acres since Sunday - UPI News
Arizona Wildfire claims 7000 acres since Sunday  UPI News

July 19 (UPI) -- A wildfire in central Arizona has claimed more than 7,000 acres, officials said. The U.S. Forest *Service* said Thursday that the Cellar Fire had ...


Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:17:24 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



Grilling safety tips for summer - newschannel20.com
Grilling safety tips for summer  newschannel20.com

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is offering up safety tips for those looking to grill this summer. As the summer continues, more and more ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:40:00 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



Whew - Illinois Is (Probably) Not Going To Bail Out Chicago's Pensions - Forbes
Whew - Illinois Is (Probably) Not Going To Bail Out Chicago's Pensions  Forbes

It's a relief that Pritzker has rejected bailing out Chicago's pensions. It's a disappointment that Lightfoot floated this idea in the first place.


Posted on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 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



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



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



Apartment complex fire in Springfield displaces four families - FOX Illinois
Apartment complex fire in Springfield displaces four families  FOX Illinois

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



Fact-check: Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s claims about Downstate capital spending leave some unanswered questions - Chicago Sun-Times
Fact-check: Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s claims about Downstate capital spending leave some unanswered questions  Chicago Sun-Times

During his mostly Downstate tour to tout Illinois' first capital construction program in a decade, Gov. J.B. Pritzker at each stop has emphasized the local benefits ...


Posted on Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:00:00 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



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



Fire officials: 7 people evacuated after warehouse explosion - newschannel20.com
Fire officials: 7 people evacuated after warehouse explosion  newschannel20.com

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



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



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



Garage catches fire in Springfield - newschannel20.com
Garage catches fire in Springfield  newschannel20.com

Springfield firefighters were called to a garage fire Tuesday afternoon. No word yet on what caused the fire, damages or injuries. We'll bring more details as they ...


Posted on Tue, 14 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



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



Disabled Goodwill worker’s mom says nonprofit discriminated against her son - wcia.com
Disabled Goodwill worker’s mom says nonprofit discriminated against her son  wcia.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Amid a firestorm of public backlash, the local Land of Lincoln Goodwill chain reversed a wildly unpopular decision to fire 12 ...


Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:52:00 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



Firefighter injured in overnight fire - newschannel20.com
Firefighter injured in overnight fire  newschannel20.com

A fire torched a home on John Wayne Road in Dawson, Illinois Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived on scene the fire was coming out of the upper floor.


Posted on Thu, 30 May 2019 07:00:00 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



What Was, and What's Next, For The Illinois State Armory - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS
What Was, and What's Next, For The Illinois State Armory  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

The Illinois State Armory is perhaps the largest state-owned building that no longer has a purpose. The 200000-square foot behemoth was once a fixture of.


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



'One tough guy': Missing 91-year-old Petersburg man located - The State Journal-Register
'One tough guy': Missing 91-year-old Petersburg man located  The State Journal-Register

It was an "amazing outcome."That's how Menard County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ben Hollis described finding Floyd Jurgens, a 91-year-old Petersburg man, ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 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



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 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



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



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



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



Police: Springfield man recovering after being shot at a Decatur residence - Herald & Review
Police: Springfield man recovering after being shot at a Decatur residence  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Doctors saved the life of a Springfield man who was shot through both legs Saturday night at a home in the 700 block of South Illinois Street near.


Posted on Sun, 07 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fire at Evans Recycling in Springfield - FOX Illinois
Fire at Evans Recycling in Springfield  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department is on scene of a fire at Evans Recycling Inc. in Springfield. Several fire trucks were on scene, as of 7:50 p. m. No word yet on injuries ...


Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 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



Carl R. Fish - Seymour Tribune
Carl R. Fish  Seymour Tribune

Carl R. Fish NORMAN Carl R. Fish, age 90, of Norman, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2019, surrounded by his two daughters and his wife, ...


Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 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



Meet the Springfield Fire Departments first female division chief - The State Journal-Register
Meet the Springfield Fire Departments first female division chief  The State Journal-Register

In 1994, Springfield got its first female firefighter, Melanie Bryant. In 2010, it got its female fire captain, Cristy Long. And on Wednesday, Heather Moore became ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys three county-owned vehicles - News - The State Journal-Register
Fire destroys three county-owned vehicles - News  The State Journal-Register

A fire in a Sangamon County Highway Department garage Tuesday in an industrial area on the city's north end destroyed three county-owned vehicles.


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



Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATED x3 *** Pritzker not receptive to Lightfoot's huge state bailout proposal - The Capitol Fax Blog
Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATED x3 *** Pritzker not receptive to Lightfoot's huge state bailout proposal  The Capitol Fax Blog

Friday, Jun 28, 2019. * I went to Gov. Pritzker's press conference today to ask him about this story in Crain's Chicago Business… According to knowledgeable ...


Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) — 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.


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



Man who died in early morning house fire ID'd - newschannel20.com
Man who died in early morning house fire ID'd  newschannel20.com

LATEST: The man who died after an early morning house fire in Springfield has been identified. Garyl J. Gauch, 51, of Springfield, was pronounced deceased at ...


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



Father drops child from burning second-floor apartment - Peoria Journal Star
Father drops child from burning second-floor apartment  Peoria Journal Star

SPRINGFIELD — A 2-year-old child was dropped from a burning second–floor apartment by his father in Springfield on Monday afternoon.Reports indicated the ...


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



Local woman thanks firefighters for saving her grandfather - FOX Illinois
Local woman thanks firefighters for saving her grandfather  FOX Illinois

A local Springfield woman is thanking the Springfield Fire Department after her grandfather had a close call. Talia McKaila said during the early morning hours ...


Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:15:00 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 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



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 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



House fire displaces two from East Miller St. residence - The State Journal-Register
House fire displaces two from East Miller St. residence  The State Journal-Register

Two adults were displaced as the result of a fire in the 1500 block of East Miller Street late Saturday.The call, which came in around 10:15 p.m., originally came ...


Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Kincaid home total loss after fire - newschannel20.com
Kincaid home total loss after fire  newschannel20.com

A fire in the at 35 Circle Place in Kincaid is now under investigation. We're told the fire started around 12:30 p. m. at an area home. When Kincaid police officers ...


Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 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



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



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



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



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



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



Arthur cabinet shop goes up in flames - newschannel20.com
Arthur cabinet shop goes up in flames  newschannel20.com

Several fire departments were on the scene of a large structure fire Friday morning about 1 mile South of Arthur, Illinois, near the Moultrie-Douglas County line.


Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 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



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



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 Sat, 18 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Man, 22, shot and critically wounded - The State Journal-Register
Man, 22, shot and critically wounded  The State Journal-Register

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting Friday night in the 900 block of South 24th Street.Springfield police Lt. Brian Oakes said the shooting ...


Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019 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



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



Robert Morris to close Springfield campus - News - The State Journal-Register
Robert Morris to close Springfield campus - News  The State Journal-Register

Robert Morris University Illinois announced Tuesday that it plans to close its Springfield campus, a move that will affect about 20 undergraduate students.


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



Home completely engulfed in flames in Auburn - FOX Illinois
Home completely engulfed in flames in Auburn  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: The homeowner said all people and animals are safe from the fire. However, the home does look to be a total loss. As of around 9:10 p. m. , most of ...


Posted on Fri, 24 May 2019 07:00:00 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



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



Man in critical condition after shooting, crash near Old Rochester Road - The State Journal-Register
Man in critical condition after shooting, crash near Old Rochester Road  The State Journal-Register

A man was shot in a vehicle that appeared to have crashed through the gate of a business in the 2500 block of South Grand Avenue East on Sunday afternoon.


Posted on Sun, 09 Jun 2019 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



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



Fire destroys Rochester home - newschannel20.com
Fire destroys Rochester home  newschannel20.com

UPDATE: Firefighters were called back to the scene after the fire was put out. It appears the fire started back up again and is contained to the basement.


Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 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



Springfield police seeking man wanted on felony warrants - newschannel20.com
Springfield police seeking man wanted on felony warrants  newschannel20.com

Springfield Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in finding a wanted man. Police said Patrick P. Gant, 45, is wanted on a warrant in Sangamon ...


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



Weekly Y-block concert series begins May 30 - The State Journal-Register
Weekly Y-block concert series begins May 30  The State Journal-Register

The Skatalites, one of Jamaica's original heavy-hitting ska and reggae bands, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Fareed Haque headline the Levitt AMP ...


Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 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



Springfield mayor candidates clash over second lake - The State Journal-Register
Springfield mayor candidates clash over second lake  The State Journal-Register

In their first head-to-head matchup, Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder and his opponent, Frank Edwards, made it clear they disagree on one thing: whether the ...


Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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