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Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:47 am

Bill allows prosecutors quicker access to personal records

The Illinois House passed a bill last week which would allow prosecutors new access to personal records in criminal trials.Senate Bill 1688 adds state’s attorneys to the list of people who can submi...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 07:55 am
 The SJ-R’s Doug Finke informs us that Mr. Madigan has had a change of mind, if not of heart, about the best way to organize the State of Illinois’ historic preservation efforts. Good....
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:38 am

New report calls for sales tax on services

As the May 31st legislative deadline looms, tax experts are making one more push to extend the state’s sales tax to services.The Center for Budget and Tax Accountability (CTBA) and the Taxpayers Fed...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
It’s summertime and at the movies that means two things – superheroes and sequels. Of the mainstream films being released between June and Aug., more than one-third will be followups, TV takeoffs...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 AN OUTSIDERS’ PERSPECTIVEAs someone who has come to know Springfield a little over recent months, I wonder if folks here might like to know how it seems from the outside. These are times when...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Community Foundation takes reins of longstanding awards program

 The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln awarded more than $109,000 in scholarships to 57 area students at a ceremony May 20. There were five finalists for Student of the Year awards.Sac...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Mauled girl is upbeat

 Illyania Rocha still hasn’t gone home.Six weeks after she was mauled by a Great Dane at the Springfield home of her older half-sister, the 10-year-old girl from Chatham is at a rehabilitation...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Rosa Pickett’s eyes still well up with tears as she describes how, in 1977, she was raped, beaten unconscious and left in the weeds as a young woman in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago. Still,...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Dying inmates neglected. Undiagnosed cancer. Haphazard recordkeeping. Unsanitary exam rooms, staff shortages and physicians who aren’t qualified.It adds up to cruel and unusual punishment in t...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Unabashedly romantic, sumptuously shot and wonderfully acted, Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd is the perfect anecdote for the summer movie overloa...

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