Sangamon County Newswire

Sangamon County Newswire

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  1. Cops-Feds Crack Down On Gun Violence & DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... WAND's Doug Wolfe. The arrests were coordinated and carried out by the Springfield Police, State Police, Sangamon County Sheriff, U.S. Marshal's and the FBI. The crackdown comes at the same time police began an investigation into a homicide at 812 ...

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  2. Police Arrest 10 Suspected of Drug, Gun CrimesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

    Even as Springfield Police investigated what would be the 132nd report of shots fired of the year Thursday , authorities say they have arrested ten people they believe have involved in either drug or gun violence, or both. "A joint operation was held [Thursday] involving the Springfield Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Illinois State Police, the Sangamon County Sheriffs Office, and the Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office, and the U.S. Attorney's Office," says Mounce.

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  3. UPDATED: Teen found dead in Springfield home Thursday afternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. The teen was declared deceased at the scene. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the teen was identified as Juwan Kincade. Edwards also says preliminary autopsy results reveal that ...

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  4. Shooting Victim Was TeenagerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    ... after the victim's mother returned home and found the teen. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sangamon County Coroner's office is expected to release the name of the victim once an autopsy is completed and once family members are notified. ...

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  5. Man rolls under train in heart-stopping videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  6. Rare blue moon to light night sky on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  7. Strawbridge Shepherd HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WYMG-FM Springfield

    A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Officials with UIS have been trying to get the Strawbridge-Shepherd House on the register for a long time, but it wasn't until James Welt, who got his Master's Degree from the school in May, spent more than 200 hours on the project that it worked.

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  8. Early voting for 18th Congressional District Special Election begins August 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray has announced that registered voters in the 18th Congressional District will be able to cast their ballots in the Special General Election starting August 3. In this special election, Democratic candidate Robert Mellon and Republican candidate Darin LaHood will be vying for the vacant congressional seat formerly occupied by Aaron Schock. Gray says both in-person voting and "Vote by Mail" will be available August 3 for quick, simple voting in this special election.

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  9. Illinois retirees contacted about working if strikeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Hawk Eye

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a workers' strike. About two weeks ago, rural Sangamon County resident David Scheina, 65, received a call asking about the possibility of working in the interim if there's a strike.

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  10. Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | The Daily Gazette

    About 2 weeks ago, rural Sangamon County resident David Scheina, 65, received a call asking about the possibility of working in the interim if there's a strike, the State Journal Register reported. He retired 3 years ago after working in state government for 25 years, mostly at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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  11. Regional Planning Commission Faces Funding ChallengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Things look good for the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, but there are some challenges in the fiscal year ahead. That's according to Commission Executive Director Norm Sims, who says funding from non-county sources may be the biggest of those.

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  12. Free school physical events offered to Springfield Public School District 186 studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... son Middle School Washington Middle School Grant Middle School - September 3, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833, S. Grand Ave. East.

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  13. Rauner Looking to Retired Workers If ASCME StrikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A report says Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a workers' strike. David Scheina of rural Sangamon County retired three years ago, and says he received a call asking about the possibility of working in the interim if there's a strike.

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  14. Candidates start to emergeRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    ... Paul Schimpf, a former military lawyer, of Waterloo. A Springfield native and assistant state's attorney in Sangamon County is considering a run for state Senate against incumbent SAM McCANN, R-Plainview, in the 50th Senate District. "Several people ...

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  15. State of Illinois, Illinois State Police, I.C.O.P.S., and...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Lincoln Daily News

    On May 20, 1982, Illinois State Trooper Bernard Skeeters was on duty on Interstate 55 in Logan and Sangamon County.

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  16. Springfield man facing charges of reckless discharge of firearm, counterfeitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... found 16 live rounds of ammunition and $1,200 in counterfeit fifty dollar bills. Renicks was taken to the Sangamon County Jail, and faces preliminary charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a ...

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  17. Springfield City Council Votes in Favor of Hunter LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    ... time, effective next year. Tags: Alan Bailey, doris turner, hunter lake, jim langfelder, joe mcmenamin, Sangamon County Soil and Water Conservation District, springfield city council Story 2015 Newsradio WTAX - Images 2015 Newsradio ...

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  18. 2 Dead, 1 Injured in 4th Street Automobile AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... driver Devon Spencer of Springfield is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Memorial Hospital. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards pronounced 28-year-old William Joseph Jones Jr and 25-year-old Roderick Pickett deceased at the scene ...

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  19. Springfield Police Investigate DeathRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WAND-TV Decatur

    SPRINGFIELD Lead Death Investigator for the Sangamon County Coroner's Office Chris Fulscher says their office along with the Springfield Police Department are investigating a recent death. A 52-year-old Springfield man was pronounced deceased on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:50 PM at 1150 North 5th Street in Springfield.

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  20. Homeless Man Found Dead Behind StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WYMG-FM Springfield

    Springfield Police and the Sangamon County Coroner's office are continuing to investigate the death of a man behind a North 5th Street retailer. Police say the 52-year-old homeless man was found behind a Dollar Tree store just south of North Grand.

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