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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:10 am

Judicial candidate’s actions questioned

 A federal bankruptcy judge says that a case involving a candidate for Sangamon County Circuit Court judge is riddled with questions.“I don’t know what’s true or not true here, but I look a...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:09 am

Could marijuana replace opioids for pain?

 More than 165,000 people died between 1999 and 2014 from an opiate overdose in the United States. Tim McGraw likes to point out that the number of people who died from marijuana overdose during...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:07 am

Jury rejects murder charges

 Oscar Brown, the trigger man in a 2013 east side slaying, beat first-degree murder charges last week, escaping what could have been a life sentence.After deliberating a little more than three ho...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:06 am
Two important but contradictory votes took place on Tuesday, leaving the fate of the historic YWCA building unclear. First, the Springfield Historic Sites Commission voted 7-1 to deny a request by the...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:05 am
Got pills? If you’re not using them, you might want to consider bundling them up this Saturday and taking them to a proper disposal site to help celebrate National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, s...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:04 am
  I remember my grandmother had an Ouija board and it was something we kids pulled out at every family and holiday gathering, handling the tattered brown cardboard box with a sense of awe an...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:03 am
 After a weekend of surprisingly warm temperatures, all the beer garden-gatherers and festival folks are a happy bunch, but never fear, old man winter is around the corner, sure to soon deliver t...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:02 am
 This St. Louis-based contemporary duo started out as a musical vehicle for songwriters Doug Byrkit (guitar, vocals) and Brian Zielie (drums) to express songs that had no outlet in their other mu...


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