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Missing kayaker's body found in Lake Springfield - newschannel20.com
Missing kayaker's body found in Lake Springfield  newschannel20.com

6:02 P. M. UPDATE: The Springfield Fire Department says they believe the missing kayaker may have been found. Crews have pulled the body out of the lake.


Posted on Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



‘It doesn’t come easy’: Inspired by 9/11, Granite City firefighter Lindsay Hendrix has lived to save - Alton Telegraph
‘It doesn’t come easy’: Inspired by 9/11, Granite City firefighter Lindsay Hendrix has lived to save  Alton Telegraph

GRANITE CITY — Gender is irrelevant, say female firefighters who encourage others to pursue the career. Granite City Firefighter Lindsay Hendrix, 36, is one of ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:59:00 GMT



Firefighter Inspired by the Events of 9/11 Lives to Save Lives - Government Technology
Firefighter Inspired by the Events of 9/11 Lives to Save Lives  Government Technology

Granite City, Ill., firefighter Lindsay Hendrix, 36, is one of two female full-time firefighters in the city fire department. A six-year fire *service* veteran, she is a single ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:56:24 GMT



Local firefighters compete in World Police and Fire Games - WAND
Local firefighters compete in World Police and Fire Games  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police and firefighters from around the world traveled to China to compete in the World Police and Fire Games.


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield, Ill., Wants to Cut Police, Fire Pension Costs - Governing
Springfield, Ill., Wants to Cut Police, Fire Pension Costs  Governing

Without a strategy to rein in costs for its police and fire departments, the city faces the possibility of having to dedicate 100 percent of its property taxes to fund the ...


Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fire dog Smokey celebrates 10th birthday - The State Journal-Register
Fire dog Smokey celebrates 10th birthday  The State Journal-Register

After getting a rough start in life when, as a roughly 8-weeks-old pup, she was pulled from a fire, Smokey celebrated her 10th birthday this week, relaxing at the ...


Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:12:00 GMT



IL Firefighter Hospitalized after Fall Through Floor - Firehouse.com
IL Firefighter Hospitalized after Fall Through Floor  Firehouse.com

A Springfield firefighter was trapped in the basement while battling a two-alarm house fire Tuesday. Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries.


Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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



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



Rapatee house explosion cause undetermined - News - Kewanee Star Courier
Rapatee house explosion cause undetermined - News  Kewanee Star Courier

It may never be known what caused a house to explode in Rapatee three months ago, killing two people.


Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:23:07 GMT



Illinois State Fire Marshal Reminds College Students “Safety First” During Campus Fire Safety Month - Samantha Laturno
Illinois State Fire Marshal Reminds College Students “Safety First” During Campus Fire Safety Month  Samantha Laturno

Springfield, IL-(Effingham Radio)- As student's head back for another year at Illinois colleges and universities, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) ...


Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



State grant funds $900K solar project at SIU - WAND
State grant funds $900K solar project at SIU  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University at Carbondale a $900000 grant to develop a ...


Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:58:00 GMT



Fallen trooper laid to rest - The State Journal-Register
Fallen trooper laid to rest  The State Journal-Register

After Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was fatally shot on the job, his wife and high school sweetheart Whitney Hopkins says she wanted to be mad at ...


Posted on Sun, 01 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Cunningham announces run for representative | Local News - Danville Commercial News
Cunningham announces run for representative | Local News  Danville Commercial News

Cynthia Cunningham recently announced she is again running for state representative for Illinois' 104th legislative district, which includes much of Vermilion ...


Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:48:00 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, 12 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Important reminders during Campus Fire Safety Month - newschannel20.com
Important reminders during Campus Fire Safety Month  newschannel20.com

The Illinois State Fire Marshal is reminding students to keep fire safety in mind when they head back to school. September is Campus Fire Safety Month.


Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Mayday at Illinois House Fire - Firefighter Nation
Mayday at Illinois House Fire  Firefighter Nation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) – A firefighter was taken to a local hospital and two others were treated for minor injuries at the scene after responding to a fire ...


Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Dog rescued in structure fire in Springfield - newschannel20.com
Dog rescued in structure fire in Springfield  newschannel20.com

A dog was rescued in a structure fire on Candlelight Drive in Springfield Monday evening. According to a Facebook post, crews were dispatched around 7 p. m. ...


Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Guest editorial: Pension reform: Local officials across Illinois, join Lori Lightfoot's mission - Danville Commercial News
Guest editorial: Pension reform: Local officials across Illinois, join Lori Lightfoot's mission  Danville Commercial News

When the state legislature adjourned in June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and lawmakers congratulated themselves for a "historic" and "ambitious" and "consequential" ...


Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Community supports Hopkins family - The Republic-Times
Community supports Hopkins family  The Republic-Times

An hour before the candlelight vigil in memory of fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Nick Hopkins Thursday night, Ashley Hewitt finished the first four of what will ...


Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Public safety pension fund in Springfield under 50 percent funded, study shows - Sangamon Sun
Public safety pension fund in Springfield under 50 percent funded, study shows  Sangamon Sun

The combined police and fire retirement fund in Springfield is only 48 percent funded, according to a new analysis of Illinois pension debts by Wirepoints.org.


Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:51:07 GMT



Deadly crash near Kinderhook - WGEM
Deadly crash near Kinderhook  WGEM

A single-vehicle crash resulted in a fatality Saturday evening near Kinderhook, Illinois. The victim has been identified as 93-year-old Richard H. Schutte.


Posted on Sun, 25 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Illinois Gov. Pritzker has 1 week left to sign 167 bills - The Southern
Illinois Gov. Pritzker has 1 week left to sign 167 bills  The Southern

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed more than 50 bills last week and has about one week remaining to sign the final 167 of the 599 total bills sent to him ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Deputies pursued vehicle before fatal Rockford crash - News - Rockford Register Star
Deputies pursued vehicle before fatal Rockford crash - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Two Rockford men were killed and a third person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night at the intersection of Auburn Street and ...


Posted on Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Madigan Chief Of Staff Ruled By Fear For Over 25 Years: Report - Patch.com
Madigan Chief Of Staff Ruled By Fear For Over 25 Years: Report  Patch.com

Report Finds Bullying, Sex Harassment In Capitol - Springfield, IL - An independent investigation commissioned amid the #MeToo movement issued a 201-page ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 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



Police news for Saturday Sept. 14 - Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Police news for Saturday Sept. 14  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Three injured. in rollover crash. NEBO — Three people were injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday. A vehicle being driven by Joseph Yasenko, age and ...


Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:32:00 GMT



Editorial: Pension reform: Local officials across Illinois, join Lori Lightfoot’s mission - Chicago Tribune
Editorial: Pension reform: Local officials across Illinois, join Lori Lightfoot’s mission  Chicago Tribune

When the state legislature adjourned in June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and lawmakers congratulated themselves for a “historic” and “ambitious" and “consequential” ...


Posted on Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Editorial: Lightfoot wants to poke the pension monster. How about it, Springfield? - Chicago Tribune
Editorial: Lightfoot wants to poke the pension monster. How about it, Springfield?  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to solve, not worsen or avoid, the pension crisis that's strangling so many Illinois governments. Will Gov. J.B. Pritzker and ...


Posted on Fri, 30 Aug 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



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 on Deer Head Lane displaces three - News - The State Journal-Register
Fire on Deer Head Lane displaces three - News  The State Journal-Register

A structure fire in the 200 block of Deer Head Lane on the city's south side displaced three persons around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.A Springfield Fire Department ...


Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 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



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



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



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



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



The Spin: Gov. J.B. Pritzker donating to Bahamas relief | Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s affordable housing plan stall - Chicago Tribune
The Spin: Gov. J.B. Pritzker donating to Bahamas relief | Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s affordable housing plan stall  Chicago Tribune

Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:56:00 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



Family bonds: Back from deployment, firefighters reunite with SFD family - The State Journal-Register
Family bonds: Back from deployment, firefighters reunite with SFD family  The State Journal-Register

During a recent deployment to Kuwait with the Illinois Air National Guard 183rd Wing, Jeremy Cagle often found his mind wandering back to the Springfield Fire ...


Posted on Mon, 05 Aug 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



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



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 » *** UPDATED x1 *** Lightfoot wants state approval for city tax hikes - The Capitol Fax Blog
Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATED x1 *** Lightfoot wants state approval for city tax hikes  The Capitol Fax Blog

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019. * Replace your communications director, go on vacation and then leak the news that you want the General Assembly to allow you to ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 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



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



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



An Illinois resident just died after a mysterious vaping-related illness. It could be the first death linked t - Chicago Tribune
An Illinois resident just died after a mysterious vaping-related illness. It could be the first death linked t  Chicago Tribune

After the death of an Illinois resident hospitalized for an unknown respiratory illness linked to vaping — the first in the country since a rash of hospitalizations ...


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 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



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



To train staff to deal with abuse, embattled Illinois’ child welfare agency turns to lab simulations - Chicago Sun-Times
To train staff to deal with abuse, embattled Illinois’ child welfare agency turns to lab simulations  Chicago Sun-Times

Experts say the Department of Children and Family Services, under fire after some high-profile deaths of children, has become a national standout for giving ...


Posted on Thu, 29 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



'It was a day that made America stronger' - Rockford Register Star
'It was a day that made America stronger'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Joseph Krein was five days shy of his first birthday when terrorists carried out a deadly attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:26:00 GMT



IPRB report shows value of oil production for local communities - The Navigator
IPRB report shows value of oil production for local communities  The Navigator

A new report prepared this August by the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board illustrates why local oil production is so vital.


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:19:00 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



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



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



One person injured in apartment kitchen fire - newschannel20.com
One person injured in apartment kitchen fire  newschannel20.com

UPDATE: Firefighters say the kitchen fire was contained to one apartment. One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The fire was under control ...


Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:00:00 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 collect baseball equipment for local athletes - newschannel20.com
Springfield firefighters collect baseball equipment for local athletes  newschannel20.com

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 07:00:00 GMT



Two lives saved by Springfield Fire Department's alarm campaign - newschannel20.com
Two lives saved by Springfield Fire Department's alarm campaign  newschannel20.com

The Springfield Fire Department is celebrating two lives saved by its Sound the Alarm Campaign. The department teamed up with the Red Cross to install over ...


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



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



Who’s watching? More people licensed to carry guns in Illinois are using them, but oversight is still lacking - Chicago Tribune
Who’s watching? More people licensed to carry guns in Illinois are using them, but oversight is still lacking  Chicago Tribune

Five years after concealed carry licenses came to Chicago, at least two license holders have been charged with murder — including a woman who last week ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:41:00 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



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 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



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



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



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 07:00:00 GMT



Man rescued from rising waters - newschannel20.com
Man rescued from rising waters  newschannel20.com

The Springfield Fire Department, Sangamon County Rescue Squad, and the Pleasant Plains Fire Department helped rescue a motorist who was swept off the ...


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



Mayor Lori Lightfoot Implements Citywide Hiring Freeze - Chicago, IL Patch
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Implements Citywide Hiring Freeze  Chicago, IL Patch

Mayor Lightfoot Implements Citywide Hiring Freeze - Chicago, IL - The mayor's budget director Monday announced a freeze on hiring across all departments, ...


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 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 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



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



Broselow tape helps Springfield Fire Department treat kids - FOX Illinois
Broselow tape helps Springfield Fire Department treat kids  FOX Illinois

It's important emergency responders have the proper medical equipment to treat all patients, including children. That's why they started using Broselow Pediatric ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



House fire on Converse Street - newschannel20.com
House fire on Converse Street  newschannel20.com

Emergency crews were responding to a house fire at 11th Street and Converse in Springfield Monday afternoon. The Springfield Fire Department tells us a call ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 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



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 firefighters take part in tactical combat casualty trainings - newschannel20.com
Springfield firefighters take part in tactical combat casualty trainings  newschannel20.com

Springfield Firefighters Local 37 took part in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care class Wednesday. According to a Facebook post from the Springfield Firefighters ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 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



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



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



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



Local firefighters welcomed home from deployment - newschannel20.com
Local firefighters welcomed home from deployment  newschannel20.com

Earlier this week, the Springfield Fire Department welcomed home several of their own who were deployed in the military. The one thing the men who served ...


Posted on Sun, 04 Aug 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



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



Police: Victim of Springfield shooting 'uncooperative' - FOX Illinois
Police: Victim of Springfield shooting 'uncooperative'  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: The victim of a shooting on South 1st and West Myrtle Streets did sustain minor injuries. Police say the victim was struck in the buttocks and received ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Jun 2019 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



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



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



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 fire crews respond to structure fire on Gaylord Avenue - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire crews respond to structure fire on Gaylord Avenue  FOX Illinois

Springfield fire crews were called to 2518 Gaylord Avenue in Springfield Thursday after a man was asleep in his house and woke up to a home full of smoke.


Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Apartment catches fire on Ridgely Avenue in Springfield - newschannel20.com
Apartment catches fire on Ridgely Avenue in Springfield  newschannel20.com

UPDATE: Fire officials said the call came in a little after 3 p. m. Thursday and crews were called to the 500 block of east Ridgely Avenue in Springfield.


Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 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



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



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



 

 
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