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Boston-based medical cannabis company buys Springfield dispensary

SPRINGFIELD — Amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker's push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Illinois, one of Springfield's two medical cannabis dispensaries has been purchased by a Boston-based cannabis company.


Springfield history: Remembering when a dentist helped bust a fortune-teller

A fortune-teller with a gift of gab went to prison in 1897, thanks partly to an investigation by Springfield’s first woman dentist. Arthur A. Waite went by the name of “Luke Leslie” when he set up shop at Second and Adams streets in 1896. Leslie/Waite claimed to be able to put people in touch with t


Man struck by train in Springfield

One person is dead in Springfield after being struck by a train. According to our news partners at WAND TV Springfield Police Department says they recieved a call around 4 Saturday morning, with a report of a male subject being hit by a train on the intersection of Kansas and Barrett St.


Springfield Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy starting in the evening.


WWE Live Event Results From Springfield, IL (4/20): The Shield In Headline, Finn Balor Defends

Thanks to Wrestling Inc. reader Jason Norris for sending these results from last night's WWE live event in Springfield, IL:. * Ricochet & Aleister Black pinned The Revival to earn a title shot against Ryder & Hawkins later in the night.


BREAKING: Springfield Police Investigate Shooting Downtown

A man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg after a shooting in downtown Springfield. Police got a call to a parking lot on South Patton Avenue. When they arrived to the scene, the man had already been taken to the hospital.


Police don't believe missing five-year-old Illinois boy was abducted or wandered off

Following a frantic search for a missing five-year-old boy, police have revealed that they do not believe he was abducted or wandered away from his suburban Chicago home. The parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund told police on Thursday that they last saw their son when they put him to bed around 9 p.m. the


Semi-truck crash sends 5 in critical condition to hospital; Eastbound Illinois Tollway lanes closed near Northbrook

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- Five people are in the hospital after a semi-truck crashed into four cars stopped in traffic Sunday. The crash happened just after 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near the toll plaza in Northbrook, according to Illinois State Police.


Crews respond to large car fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) - Two homeowners and their families need a place to stay, after a car fire spread to their homes. This happened in the 1000 block of Brynmar Boulevard, just after 1:00 p.m.


One killed by train in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - One person is dead in Springfield after being struck by a train. Springfield Police Department tells WAND News they recieved a call around 4 Saturday morning, with a report of a male subject being hit by a train on the intersection of Kansas and Barrett St.


Illinoisans could see higher gas prices if Springfield, Washington act on proposed hikes

With both federal and state government mulling gas tax hikes, Illinois residents could potentially see higher prices at the pump. A report from Americans for Prosperity measured the cost of a proposed federal tax increase on motor fuel by state. If the federal increase were approved, Illinoisans wou


Car fire spreads to two residences

A car fire spread to two residences in 1000 block of Bryn Mawr Blvd. right around 1 p.m. Sunday. The fire got into the interior of both houses, but Springfield firefighters were able to contain it in both instances, said Battalion Chief John Muchow.


Strip malls keep booming in Springfield

As construction on his second strip mall development along Hedley Road nears completion, developer Mike Ryan said he has already two tenants signed up to help fill the 7,040-square foot commercial space.


Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands in Illinois

It was no accident Effingham County's resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to provoke: supporters of the country's sanctuary cities movement.


Illinois man ejected from truck, killed in crash on Interstate-65 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — An Illinois man was killed after striking a guardrail and being ejected from his truck Saturday evening on Interstate-65 in Indianapolis. Indiana State Police troopers and emergency personnel were called around 7:30 p.m. to I-65 southbound near the I-70 interchange on the report of a


Police arrest two on charges related to car burglaries

CHATHAM -- Chatham police have arrested two 17-year-old males on charges related to a string of car burglaries and stolen vehicles. The suspects, whose names were not released since they are minors, face charges including burglary from a motor vehicle and motor vehicle theft.


Demand Grows for Marijuana Cultivation Courses in Illinois

More colleges are beginning to offer classes in growing and handling marijuana as demand for such skills from growers and dispensaries increases. Colleges and universities in Illinois are noticing the benefits of preparing students for the industry but that there are restrictions on how fast the sch


Hunting accessories made in central Illinois going global

EDWARDS — Lone Wolf Stands is now selling on Amazon.com. “It’s a very big deal,” said Jeff Weaver, vice president of the Edwards-based company. “Amazon reaches people who might not otherwise see our products, and the audience is much larger.”


Local business notes: Gander Outdoors set to re-open in June

After a nearly two-year hiatus, outdoor equipment and apparel retailer GANDER OUTDOORS will soon reopen its Springfield location. Store manager ERIC HEIKES confirmed that the company is targeting early June for a soft opening.


Yednock proposes state buys products made in Illinois

State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, passed a legislative proposal on Wednesday that would require the state to buy products made in Illinois, helping create and support local jobs and keeping taxpayer dollars in state.