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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:45:58 GMT



Springfield fire chief wants $105K for more green lights - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Springfield fire chief wants $105K for more green lights
The State Journal-Register
“It's not a great volume of calls, but we do have a very expensive area out there to protect,” Helmerichs said at Tuesday's Springfield City Council committee of the whole meeting. At one point, the city debated putting a fire station in the area, but ...


Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:14:37 GMT



Springfield Fire Department asking for devices to control traffic signals - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire Department asking for devices to control traffic signals
FOX Illinois
The devices would be mounted on four fire trucks and connected to the intersections. The light controller would be linked to the truck's GPS and turn signals to trigger the traffic signals. "If the light turns green,” said one Springfield driver, Matt ...

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Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:29:07 GMT



Heating unit fire prompts evacuation at Illinois Capitol - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Heating unit fire prompts evacuation at Illinois Capitol
The State Journal-Register
The Springfield Fire Department last visited the Capitol on a session day on July 6, as the House was about to vote on an override of Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a state budget. Initial reports indicated a woman had tossed a powdery substance into the ...
Fire in Sen. Oberweis' office clears Capitol ahead of fall sessionChicago Tribune

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:03:15 GMT



Proposed Peoria Fire Department cuts raise safety concerns - Peoria Journal Star


Peoria Journal Star

Proposed Peoria Fire Department cuts raise safety concerns
Peoria Journal Star
Fire Chief Chuck Lauss said he worries about the fatigue factor given the high number of calls answered by the department. Brady said the Peoria department ran 19,552 calls last year compared to the Springfield department's 17,641. There were 585 ...


Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:55:34 GMT



Mike Murphy seeks to bring 'common sense' to state government - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Mike Murphy seeks to bring 'common sense' to state government
The State Journal-Register
“As a lifelong resident of Illinois, I have seen our state go from being a powerhouse in the Midwest and the nation to now ranking in the bottom of most important categories,” Murphy said at Ace Sign Co. in Springfield. “I believe we can turn Illinois ...


Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:33:11 GMT



Springfield man accused of murder in August shooting - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Springfield man accused of murder in August shooting
The State Journal-Register
Springfield man accused of murder in August shooting .... Meyers was already in custody at the Sangamon County Jail for a parole violation and was awaiting extradition to the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was convicted of home invasion in 2015 ...


Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:20:23 GMT



Sangamon County Fire's weak rural radio system could be detrimental - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Sangamon County Fire's weak rural radio system could be detrimental
FOX Illinois
Sangamon County rural fire departments operate on a weaker radio system than others, around 115 MHz. Springfield fire operates at 800 MHz. Springfield Police and the Sheriff's Office operate on the StarComm system, a strong signal that has the ...


Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:14:55 GMT



Fire investigator: 'Most municipalities don't require regular building inspections' - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Fire investigator: 'Most municipalities don't require regular building inspections'
FOX Illinois
Captain Chris Cole is a fire investigator for the Springfield Fire Department's Fire Safety Division, and said, "On existing buildings, most municipalities - particularly in the smaller ones that have volunteer fire departments and don't have career ...


Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 03:20:10 GMT



Springfield DAV's charter suspended for allegedly not helping veterans - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Springfield DAV's charter suspended for allegedly not helping veterans
The State Journal-Register
Edward Hartman, inspector general for the Disabled American Veterans national office in Cold Spring, Kentucky, said these are the same type of complaints that led to Springfield's Hall-Hagler Chapter 15 being temporarily closed for 90 days in 2010 ...


Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:04:12 GMT



Safety concerns raised as gun, deer hunting begins - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Safety concerns raised as gun, deer hunting begins
FOX Illinois
Hunters are the eyes and ears of the department, Schweizer said. "Hunters will tell us if they see issues with wildlife," Schweizer said. "Hunters will tell the Department of Natural Resources if they see violators in the field or doing things they ...

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:18:42 GMT



 

 
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