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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:09 am
 Illinois could save millions of dollars annually by implementing reforms to the criminal justice system, according to a new report from a conservative think tank.Meanwhile, the state’s crimina...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:08 am

New state law contains accountability measures for police

 The Springfield Police Department plans to adopt body cameras for officers under a new state law which took effect last week. The law was prompted by a growing public consciousness concerning pe...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:07 am

Rauner reins in pot bills

 While other states ease up on marijuana laws, Gov. Bruce Rauner last week took a cautious route in altering bills sent to him by legislators who aimed to make life easier both for medical mariju...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:06 am
Remember Timmy Lynch? He’s the little boy from Springfield whose dream came true two years ago when country superstar Brad Paisley tossed his hat to the tyke during a concert at Prairie Capital Conv...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:05 am
Congratulations to Dylan McCafferty of Sherman, whose show hog won Grand Champion Barrow in the Governor’s Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 18. The hog sold for a record $76,500,...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:03 am
 As we head into the second and final weekend of the 2015 Illinois State Fair, the dust has settled, the corn dogs are setting low and the beer tents are settling in with bands aplenty. Add all t...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:02 am
 When you get a second chance you best make the most of it, and longtime local musicians Doug Bernet (drums), Marc Camp (vocals), Ralph Carbonell (guitar, vocals), Tom Jackson (bass, vocals) and...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:01 am

Nonprofit gets a new operating system

 When Computer Banc first moved into its new headquarters on East Groth Street last spring, the 12,000-square-foot facility, formerly used by United Cerebal Palsy as a sheltered workshop, seemed...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:01 am
 vermont poem 2015  #2 it takes some learning to sit on it thenew composting toilet my grandkids  just expertly installed (I came out here  to help but haven’t because I zon...


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