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Two lives saved by Springfield Fire Department's alarm campaign - FOX Illinois
Two lives saved by Springfield Fire Department's alarm campaign  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department is celebrating two lives saved by its Sound the Alarm Campaign. The department teamed up with the Red Cross to install over ...


Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 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



Springfield fire crews called to vacant garage fire - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire crews called to vacant garage fire  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department was called to a neighborhood near 11th and Carpenter Streets Tuesday afternoon for a report of heavy smoke in the area. The call ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:46:20 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



Springfield fire department warns of kitchen dangers ahead of Thanksgiving - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire department warns of kitchen dangers ahead of Thanksgiving  FOX Illinois

While many people have the Thanksgiving weekend off, firefighters in Springfield aren't so lucky. The Springfield Fire Department said more than 40 percent of ...


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Itll be Edwards vs. Langfelder for Springfield mayor - The State Journal-Register
Itll be Edwards vs. Langfelder for Springfield mayor  The State Journal-Register

There will be two contenders for Springfield mayor in the spring city elections: Mayor Jim Langfelder and Frank Edwards, a former Springfield fire chief and ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



11 dogs die in Springfield house fire | State and Regional | herald-review.com - Herald & Review
11 dogs die in Springfield house fire | State and Regional | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — A home on the 6400 block of Winterberry Lane sustained heavy damage in a fire Sunday afternoon, and 11 dogs died, according to the ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 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



Broselow tape helps Springfield Fire Department treat kids - newschannel20.com
Broselow tape helps Springfield Fire Department treat kids  newschannel20.com

It's important emergency responders have the proper medical equipment to treat all patients, including children. That's why they started using Broselow Pediatric ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Springfield firefighters on scene of possible structure fire - FOX Illinois
Springfield firefighters on scene of possible structure fire  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department is on scene after receiving a report of a possible structure fire at 602 South Douglas Avenue in Springfield. Three fire trucks were on ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Calumet Park switches to private fire department - Illinois News Network
Calumet Park switches to private fire department  Illinois News Network

A village of 8000 people outside of Chicago has decided to outsource its fire department to save money, a move that the village's attorney said other small ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Apartment catches fire on Ridgely Avenue in Springfield - FOX Illinois
Apartment catches fire on Ridgely Avenue in Springfield  FOX Illinois

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



Tornado causes injuries, severe damage in Taylorville - The State Journal-Register
Tornado causes injuries, severe damage in Taylorville  The State Journal-Register

As daylight arrived Sunday, residents in Taylorville were getting their first good looks at the devastation a suspected tornado caused on Saturday evening.


Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



House fire on Converse Street - newschannel20.com
House fire on Converse Street  newschannel20.com

Emergency crews were responding to a house fire at 11th Street and Converse in Springfield Monday afternoon. The Springfield Fire Department tells us a call ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:34:59 GMT



Airbnb market skyrockets in Springfield - newschannel20.com
Airbnb market skyrockets in Springfield  newschannel20.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — Around 80,000 people are looking for an alternative to a hotel every night in the U.S., according to Airbnb, a website people can list ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



SFD: Don't plug space heaters into power strips - FOX Illinois
SFD: Don't plug space heaters into power strips  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department said if you're going to use a space heater, plug it directly into the wall. Using power strips or extension cords to power space ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire officials: How to detect carbon monoxide poisoning - FOX Illinois
Fire officials: How to detect carbon monoxide poisoning  FOX Illinois

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas and is produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and propane. It is important to ...


Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:46:56 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



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



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



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



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



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



Civilian, Springfield Fire Department rescues girl from Lake Springfield early Saturday - FOX Illinois
Civilian, Springfield Fire Department rescues girl from Lake Springfield early Saturday  FOX Illinois

A girl was rescued from a possible drowning in Lake Springfield early Saturday morning by a civilian. The Springfield Fire Department was also called to the ...


Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018 07:00:00 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



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 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 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



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



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



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 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



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



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



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



Stephanie McGlasson - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Stephanie McGlasson  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Stephanie (Hall) McGlasson, a longtime registered nurse and die-hard Cubs fan from Mahomet, passed away surrounded by loving family Monday (Nov.


Posted on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 08:00:00 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



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



Firefighters put out fire at Springfield recycling center - WAND
Firefighters put out fire at Springfield recycling center  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Quick action by firefighters prevented further damage when a mulch pile caught fire at a Springfield recycling center.


Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield Fire Department considers sharing clips of major calls - FOX Illinois
Springfield Fire Department considers sharing clips of major calls  FOX Illinois

Across the country, emergency responders are now giving the public an inside look at their emergency calls. In the past, the Springfield Fire Department has ...


Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



String of bomb threats received in several parts of Illinois - FOX Illinois
String of bomb threats received in several parts of Illinois  FOX Illinois

7:40 p. m. Thursday. Macon County Sheriff's Office confirmed A-Lert Construction received a suspicious email Thursday. The company told police the email ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:53:08 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



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



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



Rare blitz of tornadoes leaves central Illinois with damage - ABC 57 News
Rare blitz of tornadoes leaves central Illinois with damage  ABC 57 News

By Theresa Waldrop and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN. (CNN) -- Central Illinois is coping with damage and injuries after a rare blitz of tornadoes Saturday, when ...


Posted on Sun, 02 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



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



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



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



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



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 department called to hazardous material spill at LLCC - The State Journal-Register
Fire department called to hazardous material spill at LLCC  The State Journal-Register

The Springfield Fire Department was called to Lincoln Land Community College Friday for a hazardous material spill.Fire Chief Allen Reyne said the spill ...


Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Local group works to help first responders through trauma - FOX Illinois
Local group works to help first responders through trauma  FOX Illinois

Around 20 percent of first responders are battling mental health issues. Now, a new local group, the Sangamon Valley Critical Incident Stress Management ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Suspicious substance causes lockdown at Illinois State capitol building - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
Suspicious substance causes lockdown at Illinois State capitol building  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

SPRINGFIELD, Il. - The Illinois State Capitol was on lockdown after an unknown substance was discovered Thursday afternoon. Springfield Fire Department ...


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



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



Garbage truck catches fire - FOX Illinois
Garbage truck catches fire  FOX Illinois

The Springfield Fire Department is investigating after a garbage truck caught fire on Dirksen Parkway. We're told a passerby flagged down the garbage truck and ...


Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 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



Christian County Emergency responds to damage in Taylorville - FOX Illinois
Christian County Emergency responds to damage in Taylorville  FOX Illinois

For Immediate Release. Christian County Emergency Management Agency. December 1, 2018. Taylorville: At approximately 5:15 pm the City of Taylorville and ...


Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Illinois firefighters remembered for sacrifice, honored for service - The State Journal-Register
Illinois firefighters remembered for sacrifice, honored for service  The State Journal-Register

Firefighters from across Illinois gathered in Springfield Tuesday to remember fallen firefighters who have gave their lives in the line of duty.Firefighters John ...


Posted on Tue, 08 May 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



Springfield fire crews respond to structure fire on Gaylord Avenue - FOX Illinois
Springfield fire crews respond to structure fire on Gaylord Avenue  FOX Illinois

Springfield fire crews were called to 2518 Gaylord Avenue in Springfield Thursday after a man was asleep in his house and woke up to a home full of smoke.


Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Garbage truck catches fire in Springfield - WAND
Garbage truck catches fire in Springfield  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 announces Halloween trick-or-treating hours - The State Journal-Register
Springfield announces Halloween trick-or-treating hours  The State Journal-Register

Halloween trick-or-treating hours for the city of Springfield will be 4:30 p.m to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, the city announced Wednesday. Trick-or-treaters should only visit ...


Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 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



Officials practice active shooter response at Springfield High - The State Journal-Register
Officials practice active shooter response at Springfield High  The State Journal-Register

First responders, in conjunction with District 186, played out two scenarios during an active shooter drill at Springfield High School on Monday morning.Teachers ...


Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 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



Father remains hospitalized after trying to rescue toddler son from fire - The State Journal-Register
Father remains hospitalized after trying to rescue toddler son from fire  The State Journal-Register

A man who attempted to save his 3-year old son from a fire is in critical condition after suffering severe burns.A family friend said the father remains in a hospital ...


Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Pack gun, get promoted - Illinois Times
Pack gun, get promoted  Illinois Times

A Springfield fire captain who served a six-day suspension last year and agreed to counseling in 2015 is in line to become a battalion chief. Capt. Chad Bates is ...


Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Why Doesn't Bloomington-Normal Have A Level 1 Trauma Center? - WGLT News
Why Doesn't Bloomington-Normal Have A Level 1 Trauma Center?  WGLT News

Bloomington-Normal has a lot of things that would make other communities jealous.


Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Illinois Volunteers Offer Relief for Tornado-Ravaged Sections of Taylorville - Government Technology
Illinois Volunteers Offer Relief for Tornado-Ravaged Sections of Taylorville  Government Technology

On Saturday, more than 200 volunteers, along with response teams from the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Team Rubicon, were deployed to the ...


Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:11:25 GMT



Insurance company alleges owners set fire to Shooting Center - The State Journal-Register
Insurance company alleges owners set fire to Shooting Center  The State Journal-Register

A federal lawsuit filed Friday by a Pennsylvania insurance company claims that a fire that extensively damaged the Springfield Shooting Center last year was ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield joins new program to provide free smoke alarms - The State Journal-Register
Springfield joins new program to provide free smoke alarms  The State Journal-Register

Springfield residents now have more chances to get a free smoke detector installed in their homes.The city's fire department is now participating in “Be Alarmed!


Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Cars crash at Dirksen Parkway, Peoria Road in Springfield - FOX Illinois
Cars crash at Dirksen Parkway, Peoria Road in Springfield  FOX Illinois

Springfield firefighters responded to a multiple-car crash Wednesday afternoon at Dirksen Parkway, North Peoria Road in Springfield. Fire officials said two ...


Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 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



Suspect arrested for alleged arson after motel fire - FOX Illinois
Suspect arrested for alleged arson after motel fire  FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department and Springfield Police Department arrested Spring Musick, 35, in relation to Sunday's motel fire at 2860 Stevenson Drive.Musick ...


Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Aldermen officially approve Allen Reyne as Springfield Fire Chief - FOX Illinois
Aldermen officially approve Allen Reyne as Springfield Fire Chief  FOX Illinois

On Tuesday, City Council voted 10 to 0 to approve the mayor's appointment of a new fire chief in Springfield.New Chief Allen Reyne was formally a captain so he ...


Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Illinois State Fire Marshal honors bravery by Alton, Wood River firefighters - Alton Telegraph
Illinois State Fire Marshal honors bravery by Alton, Wood River firefighters  Alton Telegraph

SPRINGFIELD — Four Telegraph area firefighters who bravely rushed into burning homes last year to save the occupants were among those receiving high ...


Posted on Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Riverton boy, 3, dies in house fire - News - The State Journal-Register
Riverton boy, 3, dies in house fire - News  The State Journal-Register

A Riverton boy died Wednesday morning after fire swept through his home, the Sangamon County coroner's office said.Johnathon R. McDonough, 3, of Riverton ...


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



Parrot Predicament: Belleville Fire Crews Rescue Man, Pet Bird - Patch.com
Parrot Predicament: Belleville Fire Crews Rescue Man, Pet Bird  Patch.com

Man Gets Stuck After Parrot Flies In Mud - Springfield, IL - Belleville Fire Department crews rescue man and the pet parrot perched on his back from a muddy ...


Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Search resumes for missing kayaker in Sangamon River - The State Journal-Register
Search resumes for missing kayaker in Sangamon River  The State Journal-Register

Authorities spent about nine hours Sunday searching for a missing Springfield man who disappeared while kayaking on the Sangamon River near Riverside ...


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



Elimination of pension spiking saves Springfield $1.5 million - The State Journal-Register
Elimination of pension spiking saves Springfield $1.5 million  The State Journal-Register

A policy to eliminate accelerated vacation payouts to city of Springfield employees' before they retire has saved the city about $1.5 million in just one year, city ...


Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Area business victims of national hoax bomb threats - The Register-Guard
Area business victims of national hoax bomb threats  The Register-Guard

Bomb threats received Thursday morning throughout Lane County prompted the evacuations of businesses from Coburg to Junction City. The threats were ...


Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:48:13 GMT



Mayor defends size, cost of Springfield police, fire depts. - The State Journal-Register
Mayor defends size, cost of Springfield police, fire depts.  The State Journal-Register

With Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder seeking solutions to the city's budget woes, some residents offered a proposal at Friday's Citizens Club of Springfield ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Illinois State Fire Marshal announces $2.2 million in grants for fire safety - WTHITV.com
Illinois State Fire Marshal announces $2.2 million in grants for fire safety  WTHITV.com

The office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the recipients of the Small Firefighting and Ambulance *Service* Equipment ...


Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 14, 2018 - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 14, 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Submit your questions by clicking here. It feels like the Christmas rush at Mailbag headquarters with questions about people who vote in more than one ...


Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:00:00 GMT



Police chase ends in crash, two injured - FOX Illinois
Police chase ends in crash, two injured  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: Both of the victims are in stable condition and recovering in the hospital. Police are expecting to file charges against them for fleeing and eluding ...


Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Passenger bus crash occurs on I-55, near exit 98 - FOX Illinois
Passenger bus crash occurs on I-55, near exit 98  FOX Illinois

UPDATE: Illinois State Police and Springfield Fire Department responded to the crash at 2:44 p. m. Sunday. Officials said the bus was traveling southbound on ...


Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Multi-million dollar renovation proposal to Poplar Place Apartments - FOX Illinois
Multi-million dollar renovation proposal to Poplar Place Apartments  FOX Illinois

A huge redevelopment proposal in east Springfield could make a monumental impact on the city's crime rate and safety. A developer stepped forward in ...


Posted on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Tall, dry corn can lead to field fires - FOX Illinois
Tall, dry corn can lead to field fires  FOX Illinois

The hot weather is taking a toll on local crops and now, Springfield firefighters are warning farmers to be careful. Springfield Fire Department said whenever tall ...


Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Obed & Isaac's outdoor bar closed after fire - The State Journal-Register
Obed & Isaac's outdoor bar closed after fire  The State Journal-Register

The beer garden kitchen and outdoor bar at Obed & Isaacs in downtown Springfield was closed after a weekend fire.The fire at 620 E. Jackson St. was ...


Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Marshalls coming to Springfield - Illinois Times
Marshalls coming to Springfield  Illinois Times

The store will be built at Sherwood Plaza near the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Veterans Parkway, said Ward 7 Joe McMenamin, whose ward includes ...


Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Springfield woman arrested for arson - The State Journal-Register
Springfield woman arrested for arson  The State Journal-Register

A 38-year-old Springfield woman is facing an arson charge after she allegedly set a building in the 900 block of North Fourth Street on fire.Robin Rene Curtis ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Obed & Isaacs brews special beer to thank firefighters, benefit burn unit - The State Journal-Register
Obed & Isaacs brews special beer to thank firefighters, benefit burn unit  The State Journal-Register

Springfield firefighter Paul Moser traded his ax for an extra-large stirrer Thursday so he could help the brewmasters at Obed & Isaac's brew up a batch of special ...


Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Car catches fire, ends up destroyed in Springfield - WAND
Car catches fire, ends up destroyed in Springfield  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A fire completely destroyed a car over the weekend in Springfield.


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Teen dead after being pulled from Lake Springfield - The State Journal-Register
Teen dead after being pulled from Lake Springfield  The State Journal-Register

A boy in his late teens died after being pulled from Lake Springfield on Friday afternoon, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said.The Sangamon ...


Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire erupts at local motel - WAND
Fire erupts at local motel  WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A two story structure fire erupted early Sunday morning, sending two to the hospital.


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



Jack Campbell elected Sangamon County sheriff - The State Journal-Register
Jack Campbell elected Sangamon County sheriff  The State Journal-Register

Jack Campbell will return to the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office after being elected the county's top law enforcement official on Tuesday.Campbell ...


Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Oregon Fire District has its first full-time fire chief - SaukValley.com
Oregon Fire District has its first full-time fire chief  SaukValley.com

OREGON – The Oregon Fire District has spent the past couple months getting used to something it's never had before: a full-time fire chief.


Posted on Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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