News

Gunman Prompts Lockdown of Rural Springfield Mobile Home Park

Gunman Prompts Lockdown of Rural Springfield Mobile Home Park

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Sangamon County Sheriff’s Deputies say a lockdown at the Lincoln Place Mobile Home park in unincorporated Springfield near Riverton has ended.

Police say the incident started around 6:00 Tuesday night after a man barricaded himself inside a trailer and threatened officers, which prompted the tactical response. County authorities deployed a military style tactical vehicle later in the evening, after which the man surrendered.

No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Recent Headlines

7 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

Generic WTAX

$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

11 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

12 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

12 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

5-18-16 Rally 1

The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

13 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

capitol_north

The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.