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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:05 am

Naperville man seeks relief from murder conviction

 A Naperville man is asking a judge to overturn his murder conviction on the grounds that the prosecution’s case was built on junk science.William Amor spent the last 21 years behind bars for t...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:09 am

NAACP, Sierra Club and others to collaborate on energy issues

 The NAACP released a report last week calling for racial justice in Illinois’ environmental policy, prompting a new alliance between groups concerned with civil rights, labor rights and pollut...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:08 am

Lawmakers blast contractor ‘kickbacks’ to IDOC

 The Illinois Department of Corrections benefits from a private contractor fleecing prisoners and their families by controlling phone services, according to three state lawmakers pushing legislat...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:07 am

Heidi Floyd’s journey will inspire others at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure May 13

 Heidi Floyd still remembers her mother, alone in her bedroom, whispering to her over the phone that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.“She said it as if she had done something wrong,�...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:06 am
Ivan Maras of Rochester doesn’t speak Spanish, so how did he become part of a Puerto Rican regiment of the U.S. Army during the Korean War? Through a twist of history, Maras last month joined his fe...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:05 am
From now until Sept. 30, CrimeStoppers of Sangamon and Menard county will be presenting information about 10 cold case homicides to the public on a biweekly basis. A cold case is an unsolved homicide...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 08:43 am

Employees can’t get pension “spikes”

A Sangamon County judge has sided with the city of Springfield in ruling that retiring city employees can’t cash out accrued vacation time to increase final paychecks and thus boost pension benefits....
Monday, May 9, 2016 04:48 pm

Director of digitizing project put on leave

 Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been placed on administrative leave....
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:11 am

Youth Fitness Center features interactive games

 Springfield’s Downtown YMCA is preparing a new exercise room that incorporates technology instead of competing with it for kids’ attention. The new space blurs the line between mere exercise...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:10 am

Local pols say they deserve pensions

As scrutiny of pensions has grown, some part-time elected officials in Illinois have opted out of pension plans.But not in Sangamon County or the city of Springfield.Springfield aldermen and Sangamon...

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