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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:49 pm

Captain cites racism, corruption

Capt. Jonathan Davis, head of the Springfield Park District Police Department, has quit. In a letter of resignation dated today, Davis said that the district has retaliated against him for speaking out about corruption and racism....
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Historian Richard Wightman Fox, contributor to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s blog and author of the recently published book Lincoln’s Body (W.W. Norton, 2015), made a...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Welcome, as we wind our way into the month of May, where the outdoor music starts seeping in and the festivals and fairs are not far away.Let’s start this week off with a howdy-do to the Curve...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
TEA PARTY ON IHPARemember when President Obama made his announcement and VP choice at the historic Old State Capitol? It was IHPA that gave him special permission to do so, although the site is n...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner’s budget chief says cuts weren’t enough for current budget

 The universe is not infinite. At least, not when it comes to the budget.That’s how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief explained to a panel of House lawmakers last week that there are not many...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Senate passes “right of conscience” bill after harrowing testimony

 Mindy Swank of Chicago grew up in a conservative household – both religiously and politically – so when her pregnancy went wrong, it was a difficult decision to have an abortion.She and her...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Council tables financing ordinance

 Developers of a proposed apartment complex in downtown Springfield came to Tuesday’s city council meeting armed with a drawing of the project and ready to answer questions, but no one asked.Th...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Legislature proposes changes to how schools handle punishment

 Public schools in Illinois would have to reform their discipline policies under legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly. The bill aims to limit how long students are remove...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
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 The train carrying Abraham Lincoln’s body drew throngs of mourners across Illinois as it completed the last leg of its journey from Chicago to Springfield. That was 150 years ago this week. De...

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