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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Courts try new approach to mental illness

 There is a court reporter in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia on this Friday afternoon. That’s a bad sign.If everyone here in Sangamon County’s fledgling men...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 As we wind down the last weekend in April 2015, Springfield offers a fine and wide assortment of entertainment options in the music department. Let us delve into a few items of interest.Engraine...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 WATCHING THE WATCHERSI am even more concerned about license-plate readers in the community than Khadine Bennett of the ACLU (“Watching the watchers,” Alan Kozeluh, April 9). Crime-fighting t...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
It’s been a tough month for Sam Cahnman.The Ward 5 alderman and attorney lost his re-election bid on April 7, and on April 16, he faced an extended hearing by the state panel that disciplines lawyer...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Autism program in fight for survival

 Nehemiah Dawson is five years old, he is third in his kindergarten class for spelling and he has Autism Spectrum disorder. But the program that his parents credit with most of his success might...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

City will pay man shot by police

 The city of Springfield will pay $50,000 to a man shot by police more than seven years ago under a settlement approved Tuesday by the city council.The case started when James Wells stepped onto ...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

More than $63 million owed under union contract

 State employees may receive back pay for raises they should have received almost four years ago, thanks to legislation which passed the Illinois House last week. The bill stems from a 2010 dispu...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Bill would reverse current ban

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would reverse a 30-year-old ban on public money being used to pay for abortions. The bill raises one of the most controversial issues in American so...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers want closer look at Rauner’s pension proposal

Two prominent Democratic lawmakers are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to release the long-awaited details his pension proposal so they can figure out what it means for the state’s budget.State Senator...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 As I’ve told my sons, “If you can avoid it, don’t get old.” Obviously, this good advice is impossible to heed and while there’s that notion that with age comes wisdom, I’d gladly be...

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