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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:11 am

Scientists, authors and activists predict the outcome of the upcoming UN Climate Talks in Paris

World leaders from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris during the first two weeks of December for the long-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference. Will the governments of the world...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:10 am

How Pilgrims, a determined editor and Abraham Lincoln invented Thanksgiving Day

 In the beginning there were Pilgrims and Indians, more or less like we learned in school: after a successful harvest in November 1621, the governor of Plymouth Colony organized a thanksgiving fe...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:09 am

City mulls tab for ethics

 Slowly, complaints of misbehavior within Springfield city government are working their way through a fledgling system designed to handle ethics complaints.The city has spent $79,000 on a consult...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:08 am

Also charged with wire fraud, income tax evasion

 A Springfield woman faces prison time after stealing $2.5 million and lying on her tax returns.Susan A. Satterlee of Springfield pleaded guilty on Nov. 5 to wire fraud, embezzlement and income t...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:07 am

Program aimed at overcoming barriers to justice

Angel Gonzalez spoke almost no English in 1994 when he became the prime suspect in a rape at an apartment complex in Waukegan. Gonzalez was wrongly convicted of the crime, imprisoned for nearly 21 yea...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:06 am
There hasn’t been much going on at the Capitol complex lately, at least outwardly. The General Assembly is spending most days at home, mired in a weird war of attrition with the governor as Illinois...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released its 2016 Annual Holiday Survey this week, providing a glimpse at how Illinois employers will handle paid holidays in 2016. The survey of 483 firms showed that...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:03 am
 As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and ensuing weekend, please remember to add music to your list of items to be thankful for this year and all the time. Take a moment to actually notice...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:02 am
 Winners of the Rock Band award in our “Best of Springfield” poll for 2015, this band has steadily won a “Best of” category in music for the last several years. Considered the go-to popul...


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