Local: News

News

sangamon_county_building_3

No Endorsement for Campbell, Barr from Sangamon Co. GOP

The Sangamon County Republican Party’s Executive Committee has agreed to endorse neither Undersheriff Jack Campbell nor retired deputy Wes Barr in the Republican primary for sheriff.

airport

Hanna: Bomb Threat Likely Not Connected to Springfield

The plane was to have gotten a fresh crew and a cleaning out, so it would appear the only way a Springfield passenger would have left the note would be if the cleaning crew missed it at DFW.

policetape2

Two Women Arrested on Weapons, Battery Charges

A domestic dispute about cigarettes became bloody Tuesday night.

police_lights

Weapons Charge for Convicted Felon

There is one less gun on the streets of Springfield

medical

Illinois Marketplace to be Called “Get Covered Illinois”

Illinois officials have decided on a brand name for the new health insurance marketplace set to open Tuesday.

smoking

Data Shows Decreased Smoking in Illinois

Judging by state tax receipts, smoking appears to be down in Illinois – but it’s hard to say by how much.

road construction

Springfield Proposes $2 Million More on Infrastructure Repairs

The city of Springfield wants to spend an extra $2 million in dedicated money on infrastructure repair, but Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says it’s inappropriate.

airport

Bomb Threat Found on Commuter Plane with Springfield Origin

An American Eagle plane originating in Springfield landed at a Louisiana airport after a note about a bomb threat was…

Chatham2

Chatham Trustee: Despite Complaints, Few Attend Council Meetings

Despite what some say are broken promises, it appears that Chatham residents are giving a collective shrug

AG Madigan Calling on FDA to Ban Sale of E-Cigs to Teens

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the FDA to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to teens. The battery…

Recent Headlines

in Local

CWLP Not Concerned About Supreme Court EPA Ruling

Fresh
cwlp

The Supreme Court decision striking down the EPA's regulations on toxic air emissions from power plants doesn't effect City Water Light and Power too much.

in Local

Rauner Vetoes Portions of Transportation Budget

Fresh
Budget Cuts

Gov. Bruce Rauner sliced some chunks off the state construction budget before signin

in Local

Dems Propose One Month State Budget

state_capitol_1

The state greets the new fiscal year with no budget, but there are alternatives.

in Local

Ill. Route 97 Reopened at Koke Mill, Moore Rd. Following Accident

0630_accident

Police so far haven't said what caused the crash, nor have they said if there are any injuries.

in Local

Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash

local_news_generic

A Springfield man is dead after an early morning motorcycle crash.