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Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:28 am

Lawsuit filed on behalf of prisoners in solitary confinement

For 23 hours a day, a roughly five-by-ten-foot concrete box is what Aaron Fillmore calls home. He’s been living in a room like that for the past 15 years.That’s according to a lawsuit filed las...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:11 am
 Curses, foiled again• Jamie L. Gordon, 30, told police she was “struck in the head with a bowling ball” by a robber, who took $2,100 from the safe at the bowling alley where she worked in...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:07 am

But exhibit manager lacks qualifications

 More than a year ago, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launched a nationwide search for a director of exhibits.It was, according to a 2014 report, a critical position for an u...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:06 am
One of the most underappreciated activities in this city is watching the Springfield Sliders play at Robin Roberts Field with a beer, a few good friends and the sun setting at your back. Whether or no...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:05 am
A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign department of family studies has found sibling harmony can be taught. Another benefit was discovered: parents’ stress levels decreased. �...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 05:11 pm

Convicted of other charges

Springfield police officer James Stewart has been acquitted of charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in 2014.Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Rudolph...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:50 am

Sheriff’s official praises security

A Springfield woman got a loaded gun into the Sangamon County courthouse on Monday in an incident that sheriff’s officials say is best described as a fluke....
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:15 am
Curses, foiled againA shoplifter made off with $150 worth of produce from a supermarket in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but surveillance video showed the thief wearing a Manchester United shirt with “...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:08 am

Liquor found in car after 2014 accident

 A Springfield police officer who crashed his car in 2014 with an open bottle of whiskey inside stood trial last week for driving under the influence.James Stewart was initially placed on adminis...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:07 am

Lawmakers highlight importance of funding for universities

 The Illinois Senate met June 16 to discuss the cost of college in Illinois in anticipation of sending the higher education funding bill to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who included a 30 percent cut to col...

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