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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:09 am

Sheriff dumps MRAP

 The Sangamon County sheriff’s office has gotten rid of a massive armored vehicle designed to withstand blasts from mines and improvised explosive devices.The department a few weeks ago returne...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:08 am

State has until 2018 before Illinoisans would be barred from planes.

 Illinois is having trouble complying with a controversial federal law on state identification cards, more than a decade after the law passed.If the state doesn’t comply or get an extension by...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:07 am
 Negotiations between newsroom employees and management at the State Journal-Register have not borne fruit despite the aid of a federal mediator who has been called in to help the two sides reach...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:06 am
When Roland Burris moved his family back to Illinois from Washington, D.C., in 1963 after he finished law school, he swore only two conditions could convince him to move back to the nation’s capital...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:05 am
Springfield is full of fascinating history even outside of the usual Abe Lincoln connections. However, much of the city’s “everyday life” history gets overlooked. Luckily, a Facebook group calle...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:08 am

Advocates say program would ultimately save state money

 It was supposed to save lives. Now, it’s part of the rubble of a crumbling state.A state program which would have helped prevent HIV and AIDS was trashed last year before it started, another c...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:07 am

Attacking child advocacy issues one class at a time

 In Illinois, advocates for child safety and welfare have been working to find innovative approaches to lower the rate of child abuse. The University of Illinois Springfield has found one.The fir...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:06 am

Manager of a favorite Obama eatery indicted

 James Oh, a restaurateur who once ran one of Barack Obama’s favorite eateries, has been indicted on five counts of filing false state sales and use tax returns, two counts of failure to file a...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:05 am

Know your rights at home and at work

 As medical marijuana dispensaries begin to take root in Illinois, parents and workers who have a license to use the medicinal drug may still face sanctions.Illinois’ legalization policies may...

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