Illinois

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: WRSP

 2020-10-12 17:52 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Christian County Health employee positive for COVID-19...

An employee with the Christian County Health Department in Taylorville has tested positive for COVID-19. The health department reported the test result on Monday, Oct. 12. As a result of the positive test result, the flu clinic set for this week in Pana h...

 2020-10-12 17:37 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

2,742 more COVID-19 cases in Illinois, 13 more deaths...

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,742 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 additional deaths. IDPH has reported a total of 321,892 COVID-19 cases, including 8,997 deaths. The ages of cases range from younger than 1 year old...

 2020-10-12 17:33 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

ISBE changes school immunization rule...

Just days before the state deadline, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is changing course when it comes to students meeting the state deadline for turning in immunization records. Meeting the Oct. 15 deadline is still required by Illinois State...

 2020-10-12 17:13 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Mt. Zion man killed in motorcycle, semi collision...

A Mt. Zion man has died following a collision between a motorcycle and a semi truck. The collision occurred at approximately 9:30 p. m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, near the intersection of Oakley and Caleb Roads in rural Macon County. According to Macon County ...

 2020-10-12 15:39 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

ISP looks for semi in hit-and-run with bicyclists...

Route 150 Champaign County. On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 4:20 p. m. , three bicyclists were traveling on the right (north) side of the roadway on Illinois Route 150 westbound, approximately 1/2 mile east of County Road 125 East (Spring La...

 2020-10-12 15:17 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

4 face charges in shooting death of southern Illinois man...

OLNEY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say four people are now facing charges in connection with last month's shooting death of a 19-year-old man in southern Illinois. State Police say the latest person to be indicted in Kyle M. Johnson's death is 3...

 2020-10-11 23:15 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Macon County reports 66 new covid-19 cases...

Macon County reports 66 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. There are 2,048 total confirmed cases and 48 deaths....

 2020-10-11 21:38 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

2,727 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,727 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 319,150 cases, including 8,984 deaths,...

 2020-10-11 20:22 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Coles County reports 5 new COVID-19 cases...

The Coles County Health Department is announcing 5 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The total cases for Coles County are 1,712. Coles County level on the COVID-19 Risk Metrics continues to fall into the...

 2020-10-11 20:19 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Big money funds debate on Illinois graduated income tax vote...

Both sides in the debate over a ballot measure to change Illinois' income tax system from a flat-rate to a graduated structure have straightforward arguments. Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker and other proponents call it the "fair tax" because i...

 2020-10-11 20:14 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

GOP US. Rep. Bost of Illinois tests positive for COVID-19...

U. S. Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois has tested positive for COVID-19, the latest lawmaker now confirmed to have the virus. The Republican whose district covers most of deep southern Illinois tested positive late Thursday, according to a statement from his of...

 2020-10-11 20:08 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Trial set for Lincoln reenactor accused in child porn case...

A northwestern Illinois man known for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln is scheduled to go on trial in December on child pornography and prostitution charges. George Buss, 63, of Freeport has pleaded not guilty. The jury trial is set for Dec. 7. Buss was a...

 2020-10-11 20:05 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Spring break still on for Illinois State University...

Spring break will remain on the calendar for 2021 at Illinois State University. University officials announced Friday that an "overwhelming number" of faculty, staff and students who responded to a survey wanted the regular break preserved during ...

 2020-10-11 20:02 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

State officials encourage participation in earthquake drill...

Illinois officials are encouraging the state's residents to participate in an earthquake drill event planned in several states and countries. The drill, called Shakeout, is planned for 10:15 a. m. on Thursday. Families, schools, businesses, and other ...

 2020-10-11 02:51 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Seeking medical care during a COVID-19 pandemic...

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, local healthcare leaders were concerned people were avoiding medical care in fear of catching the virus. A CDC report states that in June 41% of U. S. Adults avoided medical care due to concerns about COVID-19. Larr...

 2020-10-11 01:14 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Horror movie films in Chatham with COVID-19 restrictions...

Television and film projects are ramping up again after COVID-19 put a halt to productions, movie releases, and the industry. On Saturday, a house in Chatham became the backdrop of a horror film that's been on hold since March. The Scratching, a horro...

 2020-10-10 23:02 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Springfield residents show appreciation to caregivers...

As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken many lives, it's hard to find the good especially when the pandemic is keeping many away from their loved ones. A local Springfield service,Designed with Detail wanted to make those frowns turn upside down. By doing ...

 2020-10-10 20:27 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Macon County reports 65 new COVID-19 cases...

Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team reported 65 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. There are 1,982 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Macon County. There are 48 reported deaths in Macon County....

 2020-10-10 19:07 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Coles County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases...

Coles County Health Department, (CCHD) is reporting on Saturday 12 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed COVID-19 laboratory case count for Coles County is 1,707. Currently, two cases are hospitalized, 1,523 cases have recovered, and 36 people have died...

 2020-10-10 18:01 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

2,905 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,905 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Saturday, including 31 additional confirmed deaths. Christian County: 1 male 70s. Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1...

 2020-10-10 16:41 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

50 years later, Illinois' 'Shoebox Scandal' still amazes...

A bedraggled John Rendleman II exited the St. Nicholas Hotel in downtown Springfield with the last bundle of a stunning find when he noticed his car had been towed. Initially frantic, the university chancellor took a breath and then a cab to the city'...

 2020-10-10 15:42 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

McLean County reports 35 new COVID-19 cases...

McLean County Health Department is reporting 35 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 3,541 cases. At this time 194 individuals are isolating at home. Eight individuals are currently hospitalized. 3,313 people have been released from isola...

 2020-10-10 03:27 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

One man shot in Pana, suspect at large...

One man was shot in Pana on Friday afternoon around 2:40 p. m. The Pana Police Department received the call that a person had been shot with a gun during an altercation. This happened near an alley and parking lot behind an apartment complex located at 2 ...

 2020-10-10 03:12 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Gov. JB Pritzker: graduated income tax will not impact retirement income...

As we inch closer to the presidential election, you may have noticed more and more political ads playing on your tv screens. Some of them are about the graduated income tax amendment. The graduated income tax essentially means that if you make over $250,0...

 2020-10-10 03:03 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

The Feed Store reopening with a new owner...

The Feed Store in downtown Springfield closed over the summer, but your goodbyes to the local restaurant may have come to quickly because it's going to reopen. It will have the same name, location, and the same food, but with a different owner. David ...

 2020-10-10 01:56 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

49 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death in Macon County...

One more Macon County resident with COVDI-19 has died. The Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team said the death involves a man in his 80s. In addition, health officials reported 49 new COVID-19 cases. Macon County has reported a total of 1,917 COVI...

 2020-10-10 01:51 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Logan County reports 2 more COVID-19 cases...

Two more COVID-19 cases were reported in Logan County. The Logan County Department of Public Health said the new cases include an individual in their 50s and an individual in their 60s. Both of the new cases are in isolation at home. Logan County has repo...

 2020-10-10 01:50 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

22 new COVID-19 cases in Coles County...

The Coles County Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in the area. Coles County has reported a total of 1,695 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 1,522 have recovered, 133 are recovering, four are hospitalized, and 36 have died....

 2020-10-10 01:43 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Morning fire rekindled at Champaign apartment complex...

A local maintenance man is being thanked after getting residents out of an apartment after a second fire started. The Champaign Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at 805 S. Mattis Ave. at approximately 2:21 a. m. on Friday, Oct. 9. Fire crews qui...

 2020-10-10 01:41 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

New mural sparks joy for Champaign community...

A new butterfly mural in Champaign is gaining a lot of attention on social media. The owners of the fence wanted to bring a little happiness to the city and their plain fence. The piece is located at the intersection of Healy and Prospect Avenue, called...

 2020-10-10 01:39 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Supplying local schools, families with necessities for in-person learning...

Returning to school in-person has been delayed for some schools because they don't have the proper supplies. Another concern is families out of compliance with daily health assessments because they don't have a thermometer or can't afford one....

 2020-10-10 00:41 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Haze in Central Illinois on Friday leaves local experts stumped...

Illinoisans are accustomed to the weather in Central Illinois being full of surprises, but the gray haze and smokey smell many experienced on Friday, Oct. 9, even had local meteorologists stumped. Chris Miller at the National Weather Service confirmed the...

 2020-10-10 00:23 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Springfield's rental relief program has distributed no funds to date...

A total of $400,000 of federal COVID-19 rental relief funds are supposed to go to qualified Springfield residents this fall. Nearly two months after applications were first accepted, none of those funds have been distributed to the public yet. The rental ...

 2020-10-10 00:17 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Illinois Capitol Police 'on alert' after foiled attack against Michigan governor...

On Thursday, Oct. 8, it was reported that a group of six men in Michigan had allegedly plotted to kidnap and potentially assassinate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich. A separate group was charged the same day in a state court with allegedly seeking to take c...

 2020-10-10 00:09 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Major revenues decline, including video gaming tax...

Champaign is expecting to see significant declines in major revenues, such as the video gaming tax, averaging a 41% drop. That's the second-biggest drop in revenue, right behind hotel tax. Cities all over Central Illinois are having to reflect on the ...

 2020-10-09 23:50 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

$9.2M to help increase American biofuel sales in Midwest...

A total of $9. 2 million is being invested to increase American biofuel sales in the Midwest, including in Illinois. The funds come from the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The investment will be used to create infrastructure to expand the...

 2020-10-09 23:27 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

'Set for Success' drive provides school supplies to 1,000 local students...

A thousand Springfield students in need were given school supplies for free to help them succeed this school year. Horace Mann's Set for Success campaign was a virtual school supply drive to provide District 186 with pre-made school supply sets for st...

 2020-10-09 21:47 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

7 new Morgan County COVID-19 cases...

The Morgan County Health Department reported seven newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, Oct. 9. 2 men in their 20's who are isolating at home. 1 man in his 30's who is isolating at home. 1 woman in her 40's who is isolating at home. 1 wom...

 2020-10-09 20:56 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Health officials: 4 quarantined due to COVID-19 case at Chillifest...

Four people are now in quarantine in association to the positive COVID-19 result involving a worker at theGreater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest. According to the Christian-Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, this includes the Capit...

 2020-10-09 20:39 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Taylorville Kiwanis Club raises 19,000 pounds of food for food pantry...

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club said they were notified by the Taylorville Food Pantry that they raised the equivalent of almost 19,000 pounds of food for the food pantry. This includes non-perishable food items and cash donations that were received. The Tay...

 2020-10-09 20:25 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Springfield man, woman face multiple drug-related charges...

Two Springfield residents are now facing methamphetamine-related charges. On Friday, Oct. 9, the Sangamon County DIRT Team and Investigations Division executed a search warrant on 46-year-old James H. Dyer at his residence on Mathew Street. DIRT said they...

 2020-10-09 20:13 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

DCFS enhances online system to report child abuse, neglect...

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) said it has enhanced and streamlined its online system, as well as optimized its website for easier submissions through cellphones for reporting allegations of child abuse and neglect. The dep...

 2020-10-09 19:29 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

More Sangamon County residents voting early...

This election year is shaping up to be very different. Many voters are hitting the polls early or by mail. "It's a steady flow of voting, if you're voting early or if you're voting by mail,...

 2020-10-09 19:18 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Sangamon County reports 40 more COVID-19 cases...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health has confirmed 40 new COVID-19 cases in the county. Sangamon County has reported a total of 2,824 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 2,053 have recovered, 716 are in isolation at home, five are hospitalized, and 50 ha...

 2020-10-09 19:15 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Hoogland Center for the Arts to present virtual musical...

Most in-person productions have been put on hold this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Hoogland Center for the Arts is presenting a virtual production of...

 2020-10-09 18:55 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Illinois Senate holds hearing on entrepreneurship, small businesses...

The Illinois Senate held a joint committee hearing on entrepreneurship and small businesses. During Thursday's hearing, Senators discussed the topics of giving Black businesses what they need to compete in a global marketplace and businesses reboundin...

 2020-10-09 18:51 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Rep. Durkin calls for Speaker Madigan's resignation...

House Minority Leader Rep. Jim Durkin,R-Western Springs, is calling on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign. This comes after Rep. Emanuel...

 2020-10-09 17:50 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

Champaign Goodwill closes temporarily...

Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries announced its Champaign retail store and donation center, located on West Anthony Drive, will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9. This comes after multiple employees at this location tested positive for COVID-19. Officials sai...

 2020-10-09 17:41 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

26 Illinois counties at COVID-19 warning level...

As of Friday, Oct. 9 a total of 26 counties have reached the warning level for COVID-19. Last week, 28 countieswere at the warning level. A county gets to that point when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators increase. These risk indicators include:New cas...

 2020-10-09 17:20 

WRSP

[ FOX Illinois ]

2,818 new COVID-19 cases reported in Illinois...

On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,818 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 35 additional deaths. The 35 deaths include the following: Coles County: 1 female 90s. Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, ...

  • Need an account?  
    or