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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 DRIVING WHILE DRUGGEDAlthough Illinois is usually considered more progressive than Missouri, that is not the case when it comes to driving while drugged laws.Earlier this month, Bruce Rushton wr...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Jacob Parsons declares bankruptcy

While his father, Jeff Parsons, made headlines by declaring bankruptcy and was accused of hiding assets and cheating employees out of wages, Jacob Parsons last summer filed for bankruptcy in Texas.The...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Union, deputy challenge Campbell job

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and the union representing deputies have challenged the naming of former undersheriff Jack Campbell to the position of lieutenant within the department.Two g...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 As far as the movie world is concerned, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which things ended with an international bang and a corporate whimper. After having massive numbers of files hacked...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
“Gimme your mop. You’re through.”I was standing in a hall in the Stratton building about 9:30 on a weeknight. The shift was ending and I had been stopped by the new boss. He hit me with that mes...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
a friend helping me clean my kitchenor try to clean it brought me a long flatrusty item resting across her palms whatis this I said doesn’t everyone keep aworld war one bayonet in their pantry?about...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Everyone’s favorite international basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, returns to the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. This electrifying game will be pla...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield’s portion of the 115th annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will take place at the Adams Wildlife Society on Sunday, Jan. 4, from 1-3 p.m. This seasonal activity is designed...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Congress, which has long been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it has been unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year and put on a phenomenal show of acrob...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m hooked on “Downton Abbey”. “They should have called it Downton crack,” said my daughter Ashley, a fellow enthusiast. “Downton Abbey”, which appea...

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