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Springfield teens arrested for armed robbery in Facebook Marketplace meetup
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Four teens were arrested in Springfield in connection to an armed robbery incident involving a Facebook Marketplace meetup on Monday. The incident began when a man went to a home near East Spruce Street and South 11th Street to hand off a computer. He had just sold it and made the […]
This Springfield cafe offers fair prices with plenty of food
Address: 700 W. Jefferson St. Online: Search for the restaurant name on Facebook. Entrée price range: breakfast, $6.99-$19.99; lunch, $11.99-$19.99. My order: There are two Sgt. Pepper’s in town; the one on Jefferson has been open a few months. There, I ordered the All-American Breakfast ($13.99), which included two eggs, hash browns, two buttermilk pancakes and a choice of either three sausages or bacon strips. What I got was more food than I could eat. However, my scrambled eggs weren’t really scrambled, but instead cooked flat and then sliced into pieces. My friend got a Buffalo chicken horseshoe ($19.99), which reportedly was tasty, although the cheese sauce was a bit dry.
End of Springfield residency requirement brings more applicants
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — It's been more than 100 days since Springfield City Council voted to pause the residency requirement for city employees. Before the change, employees had time to move into the city once they got a job, but the pause gives people in surrounding areas more flexibility.
New look, but familiar feel: Springfield bar reopens following renovations
Brewhaus Bar is breaking open the shelves once again, opening for the first time since renovations shut down the business last year. Owner John O’Riordan held a soft open Monday, Feb. 12 for the establishment, opening the doors and inviting patrons back into the bar they know and love, with a new atmosphere to it.
Allegations of racism surface at District 186 School Board meeting
One District 186 board member took to the microphone at Tuesday’s meeting to speak out against racism amid the proposed reassignment of a black female principal. Erica Austin said the district continues to allow the teachers’ union leadership to tear down female leaders of color and offer no support for them. She added, “The female principals are labeled as angry black women, because they speak with an authoritative voice. They are characterized as hostile, aggressive, overbearing, illogical, ill-tempered and bitter.” As a result, Austin said, it does not allow staff to see “the passion they have to push the school forward.”
Top Republican in Springfield has advice for Gov. Pritzker: “Move away from your national stage”
SPIRNGFIELD – A top Republican in Springfield has some advice for Gov. JB Pritzker, who Wednesday will ask for at least another $182 million for migrants. “Stop the invitation. Roll back the policies that have created the non-citizen welfare state,” said Senate Minority Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove). “Move away from your national stage presence proclaiming Illinois to be the most welcoming state in the nation.”
Man causes $500 in damage after punching slot machine
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Sangamon County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance about someone who punched a slot machine at Dynasty Asian on South Grand. Were told on Feb. 1, at 9 p.m. a male wearing a gray jacket was playing the slot machine and punched the screen prior to leaving.
Gov. Pritzker delivers Illinois state-of-the-state
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivers the annual state of the state speech. He has held office in Illinois since 2019, and is known for his progressive stance on issues such as healthcare, education, and economic reforms. A Democrat, he has spearheaded initiatives, including the legalization of recreational marijuana, instituting a $15 minimum […]
Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade to bring fun, competition, and community
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The 40th Annual Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade is getting ready to sham-rock downtown Springfield on March 16. This year’s theme is “Irish Pubs and Folklore.” The parade will start at noon. Those interested in participating have one more week to register. Registration is open at www.springfieldirish.org until Feb. 28. All […]
Thousands of pounds of drugs and hundreds of firearms seized in Illinois in 2023
QUAD CITIES, Ill. (KWQC) - Illinois State Police is celebrating its successes in 2023 and those include arrests and seizures in the Quad City region. “From traffic to trafficking – drug, gun, and human trafficking, ISP is engaged,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “The ISP Metropolitan Enforcement Groups and Task Forces are critical to combatting trafficking and stopping the flow of drugs and guns into our communities.”
Tour the Vachel Lindsay house or have some craft beer this weekend in Springfield
With the cold winter weather already starting to melt away, this weekend is setting up to be a spring breeze in the high 50s -- perfect for a light coat and getting out on the town to try these five things happening around town this weekend. Abraham Lincoln Walks At...
Illinois Is In For A “Polar Coaster Spring”, Says Farmers Almanac
Some fun weather buzzwords are floating around now.
Illinois’ Worst Place for Poverty is So Bad It’s Nearly Shut Down
If you have enough food to eat and a roof over your head, you're better off than more than half of the residents of an Illinois place where poverty is so bad that it's nearly shut down. I saw this new study shared by 24/7 Wall St about the town...
Distrust of CWLP
Before passing a FY 25 budget 10-0, the Springfield city council Tuesday okayed a rate increase – 32 percent in each of the next two years – for water delivered by CWLP. The vote was 7-3. Driving the increase, utility leaders said, is a federally-mandated removal of lead...
Illinois Has The 2nd Highest Property Taxes In U.S
One thing that many people don't think about are all the things you have to pay for when you're a homeowner. When you are renting there are a bunch of financial responsibilities that fall on the landlord rather than the tenant, which makes things much easier on those who are renting. For example, when your HVAC goes out, your pipes burst, insurance, and other costs can quickly bog you down. Although these financial pieces are there, they're not the biggest one to be worried about.
Illinois quick hits: Rivian announces layoffs; cocaine, fentanyl seized
Rivian announces layoffs Rivian Motors, with a plant in Normal, has announced that it will lay off 10% of its salaried workforce and expects vehicle output to be flat this year. A company official said challenging macroeconomic conditions, including higher interest rates, were behind the weaker manufacturing outlook. Electric vehicle makers have been dialing back their investment plans for EVs, citing deceleration in the growth of sales and waning consumer...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in Springfield, IL
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of springfield..
10 Famous Singers from Illinois
Illinois, a state known for its vibrant cultural scene and rich musical heritage, has been home to an impressive array of talent across various genres. From the bustling streets of Chicago to the serene landscapes of its rural towns, Illinois has nurtured and produced some of the most influential voices in the music industry. In this article, we embark on a journey to explore the top 10 famous singers who have hailed from the Land of Lincoln. These artists have not only left an indelible mark on the music world but have also become synonymous with the spirit and essence of Illinois. Through their remarkable vocal abilities, captivating performances, and compelling storytelling, these singers have garnered worldwide acclaim and adoration. From soulful crooners to dynamic rock stars, Illinois has birthed a diverse array of talent that continues to captivate audiences across generations. Join us as we delve into the lives and careers of these iconic individuals, uncovering the stories behind their rise to stardom and the lasting impact they have made on the global music landscape. Whether it’s the smooth jazz melodies of Nat King Cole, the powerful vocals of Jennifer Hudson, or the groundbreaking rap verses of Kanye West, each artist on this list represents a unique facet of Illinois’ musical legacy. As we celebrate their achievements and contributions, we also pay homage to the rich cultural tapestry that has shaped the musical identity of Illinois and continues to inspire artists around the world. So, without further ado, let’s embark on a journey through the lives and music of the top 10 famous singers from Illinois, and discover the enduring legacy of their unparalleled talent.
20 Illinois Restaurants Have Closed Their Doors Forever in 2024
Businesses come and go all the time, but the number of restaurants in particular in Illinois that have already closed this year are staggering. The current count that I can find confirms that at least 20 have put "We are Closed" signs on their doors in 2024 with no plans to reopen.
Illinois Lottery Player Wins Giant Jackpot While Grocery Shopping
Here's how much they won.