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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:07 am

Fossil found only in Illinois wasn’t a worm after all

 Since its discovery in 1958, the Tully monster has left scientists guessing. Not anymore.New research shows that the animal which serves as Illinois’ state fossil isn’t related to modern wor...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:06 am
Fans of the salacious in Springfield are no doubt acquainted with Springfield IL Exposed, the website that shames people by posting mug shots of purported prostitutes and posting nude or nearly nude p...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:05 am
In October of last year, Brookens Library at UIS, as part of its ongoing “One Book” program, hosted a personal appearance by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, D-Georgia, who had just publi...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:10 am

Southeast student heads to D.C. for national poetry contest

Springfield’s Southeast High School junior Mariah Brooks claimed the title of Illinois statewide champion for the Poetry Out Loud competition last week. It’s part of a national poetry recitation c...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:09 am

Troubled kids perform for state Supreme Court justices

 These kids have seen a lot: broken families, violence, drug use, poverty and despair. Now they’ve seen something else – something they probably never imagined: the Illinois Supreme Court jus...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:08 am

Illinois State Library hosts a forum for autism advocates

 The Illinois State Library and the Illinois Secretary of State teamed up last week to host the second annual “Targeting Autism” forum, a national conference that creates a platform for discu...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:07 am

Atheist prisoner claims IDOC unfairly punished him

An atheist prisoner in Illinois is suing the state and a private prison contractor for alleged unfair punishment stemming from his mandatory faith-based rehabilitation.The inmate claims he was put in...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:06 am
Sen. Sam McCann won the hotly contested Republican primary race for Illinois’ 50th Senate district yesterday, earning 52.6 percent of the vote to challenger Bryce Benton’s 47.3 percent. The race w...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:05 am
Springfield police officer Tami Walcher saw a problem last year and decided to fix it. Walcher is the beat officer for Beat 500, which covers the area south of South Grand Avenue between Chatham Road...

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