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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:09 am

Candidates engage for November election

 Pity candidates for judicial posts.While folks running for alderman or mayor or governor or the legislature can talk about darn near anything they want in their campaigns, those who want to be a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:08 am

State panel says rising court fees are barrier to justice

 Court fees in Illinois are rapidly increasing, threatening the viability of the court system as a means of resolving disputes.That’s the conclusion of a state panel which is recommending sweep...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois moves to limit cellphone spying by police

 Police departments across the nation have the technology to trick your smartphone into giving up mountains of information about you, and you may never know it happened. That could soon change in...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:06 am
A Springfield woman has been sentenced to prison by a Nevada judge for passing bad checks worth $160,000 at casinos. In April, the same woman was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison in an unrelat...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:05 am
Goodbye, eyesores. The Springfield City Council approved the purchase in June of 71 properties from Sangamon County to demolish the buildings for blight relief under a program started in 2012.  T...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:04 am
 I’ve seen some very bad movies lately, but Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Swiss Army Man is by far the worst of the year, a film so misguided, confused and insulting that I sat slack-jawed...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:03 am
 With one of the strangest weather periods for a Fourth of July weekend that I can remember behind us, we look forward to that good, old, hot and humid, central Illinois summertime.Here’s a qui...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:02 am
 Formed by friends interested in playing interesting music together, this local Springfield group includes members of such renowned area bands as The Aspect, Mr. Opporknockity, Winky and the Love...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:01 am

Arvin Pierce, a man on a mission to save, support and learn from the honeybee

 As Arvin Pierce and I pull up to a house in Virden and step out of his small red pickup truck, a young boy cowers near the back steps. He glares up at an active swarm of honeybees near a catalpa...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:01 am
 treasure poem # 2we perched on the big wood flour boxnext to grama’s stove a good placeout from underfoot but close to theaction of mincemeat doughnuts piesrolled out on the marble tabletopwhe...

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