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Friday, June 26, 2015 04:34 pm
Approximately 90 power plants in Illinois use coal-burning energy. CWLP’s Dallman 4 is one of them. Coal ash, an unfortunate side effect of coal-burning power plants, is a toxic chemical that has be...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 05:11 pm

Convicted of other charges

Springfield police officer James Stewart has been acquitted of charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in 2014.Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Rudolph...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 04:29 pm
On Sunday, June 28, the Springfield Park District continues their annual Music in the Park summer concert series with Americana and bluegrass music by three talented local groups in Iles Park. Blu...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:50 am

Sheriff’s official praises security

A Springfield woman got a loaded gun into the Sangamon County courthouse on Monday in an incident that sheriff’s officials say is best described as a fluke....
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:25 am

Aldermen call Bluffstone’s bluff

 They could just put trailers on it, I suppose. An Iowa firm, Bluffstone LLC, hoped to build a five-story, 70-unit apartment complex on a downtown Springfield parking lot. Because the apartments...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:24 am
 White House spokesperson Josh Earnest dismissed it as a procedural snafu, and it was – but not in the way he meant. The “it” was the stunning June 12 vote last week in the House of Represe...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:23 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s much-anticipated TV ad isn’t as over-the-top negative as we might have thought it would be.“Exactly,” was the response from a Rauner official I spoke with after watch...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:22 am
 ENFORCE CURRENT LAWSClose the Illinois State Museum to save money? Some 200,000 people with curious minds broadened their horizons there last year. Surely there are thousands of redundant, out-o...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:21 am
 Amid all the other calamities threatened from the Statehouse, the governor’s proposed closure of the Illinois State Museum may seem like just one more thing that probably won’t happen. Maybe...

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