Springfield, Illinois. Out on the northeast side of town, along Dirksen Parkway, was the Fleetwood Restaurant. It's far from fancy, but as with most of these kind of places, it's got good food. And the Fleetwood's specialty is "broasted" chicken. It's moist, not greasy, seasoned just right. Darn near perfect; even the chicken breasts. So good, I still remember it 40 years later.
It's been said that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame eventually. If that's true, there's a truck driver in Springfield who just had his moment. He accidentally backed his truck into the river on live television.
The Battle Creek Public Schools say Thursday morning that authorities in Springfield let them know there was an active shooter situation in the area of Valley View Elementary and Springfield Middle School; as a result, the district made the call to cancel classes.
45-year-old Jeffery Crouse had been arrested last October after he crashed his car while off duty; he was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.
The City of Battle Creek says Sunday that the unnamed officer was off duty and in his personal vehicle, when he crashed into a utility pole around 4am in the City of Springfield. He wasn’t hurt and was arrested shortly afterwards.