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Springfield Fire Department receives Council's OK to purchase new equipment - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire Department receives Council's OK to purchase new equipment  FOX Illinois

New equipment is needed for the Springfield Fire Department and it comes with a hefty price tag. In a unanimous decision, the Springfield City Council approved ...


Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:05:40 GMT



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

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


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



Man who died in early morning house fire ID'd - FOX Illinois
Man who died in early morning house fire ID'd  FOX Illinois

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



Winter storm could cause problems for firefighters - newschannel20.com
Winter storm could cause problems for firefighters  newschannel20.com

The Springfield Fire Department is getting ready for the winter storm. Officials said fighting fires in 40 mile-per-hour winds can cause problems. First, the wind ...


Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:21:04 GMT



Over 19000 calls made to Springfield Fire Department in 2018 - FOX Illinois
Over 19000 calls made to Springfield Fire Department in 2018  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department responded to 19403 calls last year. In total, that's almost 900 more than in 2017 and 2400 more than 2015. "When we look at the ...


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



Springfield Fire Department to host CPR class - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire Department to host CPR class  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Local 37 Union will be hosting a CPR class for the public. The event is sponsored by the fire department's local union. The intent of the class ...


Posted on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 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 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:03:52 GMT



Springfield fire officials work to amp up skills with new medical training - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire officials work to amp up skills with new medical training  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department is amping up their skill level, with new medical training. It's part of a five-year initiative to have advanced emergency medical ...


Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 05:00:02 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



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



Springfield firefighters battle East Jackson Street blaze - FOX Illinois
Springfield firefighters battle East Jackson Street blaze  FOX Illinois

Springfield fire crews were on scene of a fire Thursday morning in the 1200 block of East Jackson Street. The Springfield Fire Department was called to the ...


Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:37:43 GMT



Illinois Rejects R. Kelly Concert Permit - Patch.com
Illinois Rejects R. Kelly Concert Permit  Patch.com

No Springfield Concert For R. Kelly - Springfield, IL - The singer, who is currently under investigation, won't get to perform at the Spring Break Jam in Springfield.


Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:25:13 GMT



Maroa firefighters called to house fire - newschannel20.com
Maroa firefighters called to house fire  newschannel20.com

Maroa Fire Department was called to a house fire at 4:41 p. m. on North Wood Street in Maroa Wednesday. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from ...


Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:40:43 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



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



WATCH LIVE: JB Pritzker Inauguration As 43rd Illinois Governor - Patch.com
WATCH LIVE: JB Pritzker Inauguration As 43rd Illinois Governor  Patch.com

JB Pritzker Inaugurated As 43rd Illinois Governor - Springfield, IL - Democrats elected to statewide offices last November are being sworn in Monday.


Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:55:53 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



Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly in Springfield - WLS-TV
Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly in Springfield  WLS-TV

Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the ...


Posted on Sat, 12 Jan 2019 23:41:00 GMT



House fires double on the Christmas holiday - FOX Illinois
House fires double on the Christmas holiday  FOX Illinois

The number of house fires double on the Christmas holiday, according to the U. S. Fire Administration. They're also more costly and deadly than any other time ...


Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield looks to save money by approving new equipment - FOX Illinois
Springfield looks to save money by approving new equipment  FOX Illinois

Discussions about the Springfield city budget are set for this week. Tuesday night, the aldermen will discuss a measure in order to save money. The measure ...


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



Officials say house fire may have turned deadly because there were no smoke alarms - FOX Illinois
Officials say house fire may have turned deadly because there were no smoke alarms  FOX Illinois

A Springfield man is dead after a house fire on the 1000 block of North Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, Wednesday morning. Fire took over the garage around ...


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



2 in 5 Chicago city workers are paid $100K or more - Illinois Policy
2 in 5 Chicago city workers are paid $100K or more  Illinois Policy

Chicago had nearly 15000 municipal employees paid at least six figures in 2017, up more than 1000 from the previous year. That's more than 40 percent of the ...


Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:56:14 GMT



Photos: Ron Johnson: Favorite Photos of 2018 - Peoria Journal Star
Photos: Ron Johnson: Favorite Photos of 2018  Peoria Journal Star

RON JOHNSON/JOURNAL STAR A water main break in the 3000 block of West Lake Avenue sends a geyser of water 50 feet skyward as Peoria policemen ...


Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:00:00 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



US 136 open in both directions after train derailment in McDonough County - newschannel20.com
US 136 open in both directions after train derailment in McDonough County  newschannel20.com

UPDATED January 15, 7:39 p. m. Reconstruction on the rail track adjacent to US 136 between Adair and Table Grove, Illinois is now open in both direction.


Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:52:30 GMT



Neoga resident injured in fire | Local News - Effingham Daily News
Neoga resident injured in fire | Local News  Effingham Daily News

NEOGA — A Neoga resident was injured in a house fire late Monday and was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital and later transferred to Springfield Memorial ...


Posted on Tue, 08 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



Coroner: Natural causes contributed to Springfield fire death - newschannel20.com
Coroner: Natural causes contributed to Springfield fire death  newschannel20.com

Chief Deputy Coroner Jim Allmon said the man who died in a fatal structure fire in Springfield Wednesday has died of natural causes. An autopsy was performed ...


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



Top Regional News: New law requires notification of dense breast tissue - Galesburg Register-Mail
Top Regional News: New law requires notification of dense breast tissue  Galesburg Register-Mail

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois. New law requires notification of dense breast tissue SPRINGFIELD — A new state law that ...


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



City of Springfield Committee of the Whole met January 8 - Sangamon Sun
City of Springfield Committee of the Whole met January 8  Sangamon Sun

City of Springfield Committee of the Whole met Jan. 8. Here is the agenda provided by the Committee: 1. Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Roll Call of Members. 3.


Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:51:29 GMT



Green-light technology for fire rigs on west side moves forward - The State Journal-Register
Green-light technology for fire rigs on west side moves forward  The State Journal-Register

City council members on Tuesday advanced a proposal from the Springfield Fire Department to buy green light technology that would help improve emergency ...


Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Illinois Fire Service Institute to host ribbon-cutting event - newschannel20.com
Illinois Fire Service Institute to host ribbon-cutting event  newschannel20.com

The new Illinois Fire *Service* Institute and the State Fire Marshal will be launching new resources to help train firefighters. A ribbon-cutting event will be held ...


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



Kitchen fire deals heavy damage to Decatur home - newschannel20.com
Kitchen fire deals heavy damage to Decatur home  newschannel20.com

A Decatur family is without a home after a kitchen fire. The Decatur Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of East Hickory Street around 11 p. m. ...


Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:20:43 GMT



City of Springfield City Council met January 15 - Sangamon Sun
City of Springfield City Council met January 15  Sangamon Sun

City of Springfield City Council met Jan. 15. Here is the agenda provided by the council: 1. Call to Order. 2. Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Proclamations. 4. Zoning ...


Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:51:37 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



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



Illinois governor-elect makes more Cabinet appointments - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
Illinois governor-elect makes more Cabinet appointments  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker filled more Cabinet positions ahead of his inauguration, and his choices include several women and show a ...


Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:44:00 GMT



Springfield first responders working Christmas - FOX Illinois
Springfield first responders working Christmas  FOX Illinois

First responders have some of the most high-stress professions and the need for them certainly doesn't slow down during the holidays. "I would argue that ...


Posted on Tue, 25 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Missing man confirmed as body found in vehicle in Lake Springfield - Herald & Review
Missing man confirmed as body found in vehicle in Lake Springfield  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — A man pulled from a submerged vehicle in Lake Springfield on Saturday morning has been identified as a Springfield man who was reported ...


Posted on Mon, 07 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



New mobile trailers to train Illinois firefighters - newschannel20.com
New mobile trailers to train Illinois firefighters  newschannel20.com

To better train firefighters around the state, the Illinois Fire *Service* Institute is releasing new mobile trailers. Each of the four trailers contain equipment essential ...


Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:24:28 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



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



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

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


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



Man, 2 kids, dog displaced after house fire - newschannel20.com
Man, 2 kids, dog displaced after house fire  newschannel20.com

A man, his two kids, and their dog are without a home after a house fire Thursday night. The Pana Fire Department tells us crews were called to the scene just ...


Posted on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Pritzker administration adds Sol Flores as deputy governor, announces three agency heads - RiverBender.com
Pritzker administration adds Sol Flores as deputy governor, announces three agency heads  RiverBender.com

SPRINGFIELD - Today, Governor JB Pritzker made the following personnel announcements in his administration:Sol Flores will serve as Deputy Governor.


Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:35:00 GMT



Small town looks to revitalize its downtown with new businesses - newschannel20.com
Small town looks to revitalize its downtown with new businesses  newschannel20.com

A small town has big plans for their downtown. But it's how they got to this point that amazes them. They say four walls define a place and for Ben Jackson, it's a ...


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



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

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


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



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

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


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



Springfield fire chief set to retire - Illinois Times
Springfield fire chief set to retire  Illinois Times

Helmerichs declined comment, but Mayor Jim Langfelder confirmed that the chief, who joined the fire department in 1991 as a firefighter, will retire in April.


Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 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



Urbana Fire, Police compete in Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive - FOX Illinois
Urbana Fire, Police compete in Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive  FOX Illinois

Urbana's Fire and Police Departments are facing off in a "Boots Versus Badges" Blood Drive. The blood drive is taking place at the Urbana City Building until 7 ...


Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:05:03 GMT



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

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


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



Springfield fire 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



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 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



Your Illinois News Radar » Pritzker announces more appointments, including communications, legislative affairs, CMS, HFS directors - The Capitol Fax Blog
Your Illinois News Radar » Pritzker announces more appointments, including communications, legislative affairs, CMS, HFS directors  The Capitol Fax Blog

Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton are continuing to build a strong team to lead the state. Today, the governor-elect and ...


Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Chicago suburb to honor 3 firefighters killed in 1934 fire - newschannel20.com
Chicago suburb to honor 3 firefighters killed in 1934 fire  newschannel20.com

A suburban Chicago fire department will honor the lives of three firefighters who died fighting a fire at a Woolworth store 85 years ago. Thirty-seven-year-old ...


Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



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

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


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



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

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


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



Springfield Fire Department 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



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



SBA's Disaster Loan Center closing Thursday in Taylorville - newschannel20.com
SBA's Disaster Loan Center closing Thursday in Taylorville  newschannel20.com

Thursday is the last day the Small Business Administration will have its loan application center in Taylorville. For the past three weeks, they've been stationed at ...


Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:10:02 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



Fire at former Pillsbury Mills plant extinguished, sustains minimal damage - FOX Illinois
Fire at former Pillsbury Mills plant extinguished, sustains minimal damage  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: The flames have been extinguished at the former Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield Friday night. Officials said the cause of the fire has not yet been ...


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



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

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


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



Springfield council OKs plan to improve fire response times on west side - The State Journal-Register
Springfield council OKs plan to improve fire response times on west side  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a $141000 contract that would buy and install technology aimed at improving fire ...


Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 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



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



All-clear given after Illinois State Capitol lockdown - FOX Illinois
All-clear given after Illinois State Capitol lockdown  FOX Illinois

UPDATE:As of 2:30 p. m. Thursday, the Springfield fire chief said nothing was found at the capitol building to be a threat. The all-clear has been given and the ...


Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 19:09:44 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



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



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

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


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



Springfield 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



Medical Monday: Springfield Fire Dept. highlights tourniquet device - FOX Illinois
Medical Monday: Springfield Fire Dept. highlights tourniquet device  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department highlighted its tourniquet device as part of its Medical Monday initiative. A tourniquet is used as the first line of defense to stop ...


Posted on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:00:00 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



House fire on East Cook Street - newschannel20.com
House fire on East Cook Street  newschannel20.com

Springfield firefighters responded to a house fire on East Cook Street Tuesday around 7:30 a. m. Engine 5 arrived in the 1700 block of East Cook Street to find ...


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



On your mark, get set, run! - Illinois Times
On your mark, get set, run!  Illinois Times

If you think there are a lot of politicians on the make in Springfield, you'd be right. Thirty-two candidates are vying for 13 municipal offices in the upcoming April 2 ...


Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:05:07 GMT



‘Ceiling has been broken’ — Harris named first gay state House majority leader - Chicago Sun-Times
‘Ceiling has been broken’ — Harris named first gay state House majority leader  Chicago Sun-Times

House Speaker Mike Madigan named state Rep. Greg Harris his top lieutenant, making Harris the first openly gay House majority leader in state history.


Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Suburbanite area crime report - Suburbanite
Suburbanite area crime report  Suburbanite

NEW FRANKLINA man, 26, was pulled over for traveling 74 MPH in a 45MPH zone on Dec. 30. The driver appeared to be intoxicated and the officer could smell ...


Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:19:02 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



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 crews rescue driver from guy wire accident - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire crews rescue driver from guy wire accident  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department responded to a car accident involving a guy wire Tuesday morning.CWLP was also on scene, assisting in the accident.A Jeep ...


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



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

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


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



New Illinois Laws in 2019 - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS
New Illinois Laws in 2019  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

State lawmakers approved hundreds of changes that are now Illinois law . Guns, hemp, and stalking are among the themes of the more than 250 new Illinois.


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



Number of firefighter candidates plummets in Springfield - newschannel20.com
Number of firefighter candidates plummets in Springfield  newschannel20.com

The Springfield Fire Department is seeing a major drop in the number of applications to become a firefighter. The department has been accepting applications ...


Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



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

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


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



Man injured escaping from Springfield house fire - The State Journal-Register
Man injured escaping from Springfield house fire  The State Journal-Register

A man was injured Thursday when he jumped from the second floor of a burning house at 1715 E. Cook St., the Springfield Fire Department reported.


Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Trivia Night to benefit air conditioning project at Rosary High School in Aurora - Chicago Tribune
Trivia Night to benefit air conditioning project at Rosary High School in Aurora  Chicago Tribune

Rosary High School's Parents Auxiliary is hosting a Trivia Night at 6 p.m. Saturday at the school, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora.


Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:20:00 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



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



Springfield fire captain arrested for intimidation, obstruction of justice - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire captain arrested for intimidation, obstruction of justice  FOX Illinois

Update:The Springfield Fire Department announced Wednesday Bates was placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Sangamon ...


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



Springfield apartment fire injures resident, two firefighters - The State Journal-Register
Springfield apartment fire injures resident, two firefighters  The State Journal-Register

Three people, including two firefighters, were injured early Tuesday after a fire broke out in a six-unit apartment building at 810 E. Ridgely Ave.Springfield ...


Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 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 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



$2 billion Illinois rail project falls behind high-speed targets - WQAD Moline
$2 billion Illinois rail project falls behind high-speed targets  WQAD Moline

Amtrak riders are still waiting for higher train speeds along the Chicago-to-St. Louis route.


Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:46:00 GMT



Fire destroys home on North 9th Street - FOX Illinois
Fire destroys home on North 9th Street  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department responded to a residential fire Saturday night around 8:46 p. m. on North 9th Street and Enos Avenue in Springfield. Firefighters said ...


Posted on Sun, 04 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield Police Department's overtime projected to reach $1.8M - FOX Illinois
Springfield Police Department's overtime projected to reach $1.8M  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Police Department is projected to spend $400000 more on overtime than what's in their budget. "You have to walk a fine line because you have ...


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



 

 
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