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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:06 am
Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, potentially freeing a Springfield man given a life sentence for possessing crack cocaine in 1997. Obama’s move also s...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:05 am
Sometimes, experiments just don’t work out. The Old Capitol Farmers Market in downtown Springfield is moving its Wednesday hours back to the morning after a brief stint in the evening. The move foll...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Chief hopes footage offers evidence, accountability

 Body cameras aren’t a panacea, warns Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow. Still, he believes the cameras will reinforce the fact that his officers perform their duties well.Winslow invited...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:06 am

Law makes local governments announce pre-retirement pay bumps

 It’s been a not-so-secret secret in Illinois for decades, and state lawmakers are trying to drag the infamous “pension spike” into the sunlight – at least among local governments.A law s...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:05 am
Jeff Parsons has avoided further trouble – at least for now – after an Illinois Times article raised questions about his ability to pay the $12.3 million judgment against him. On Aug. 2, U.S. Dist...
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 11:46 am

Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims

A perennial candidate for public office is challenging Illinois’ signature requirements for gaining ballot access in elections, saying the requirements violate the U.S. Constitution....
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:05 am

Agreement admits no wrongdoing by officers

The City of Springfield settled a lawsuit last week filed by a pregnant woman who was shocked with a stun gun by a police officer in 2013....
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:08 am

Former alderman faces suspension

 A former Springfield alderman is facing a possible 90-day suspension from his legal practice by the Illinois Supreme Court.The case against former Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman argued by the Illinois...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:07 am

ALPLM gets a new director

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum last week welcomed its fifth director since opening day in 2005.Alan Lowe is somewhat a lifer in the world of presidential libraries, having s...

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