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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Ron Earley’s latest inventions

 When Ron Earley sees something, he thinks, “How can I make that better?”The Springfield resident has been designing, building and selling inventions that began as his own ideas since the 196...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Commission calls for change. But don’t call it ending waste.

 The final report issued this month by Sangamon County’s first-ever citizens efficiency commission is remarkable for its nomenclature.The word “resources” appears 39 times in the 71-page do...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Turkey replaces chicken at treatment center

 Whether processed chicken is so unpalatable as to be illegal will be decided by a federal jury under a recent decision by U.S. district court judge Sue Myerscough.In the meantime, denizens of th...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Businesses frustrated with law four years after passage

 Although the 2010 federal health insurance reforms have survived nearly 50 repeal attempts and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law remains controversial. The Patient Protection and Afforda...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Responding to a complaint that an armed neighbor tried to kick in the door and burglarize a home in Spokane, Wash., police found that suspect Brent Nouwels, 32, had returned to...
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 05:35 pm

Left outside in freezing night

Workers at the Sangamon County animal control center made a grisly discovery last Friday morning. It was shortly after 10 a.m. when workers found a mixed-breed dog, dead, inside an exercise p...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

New superintendent knows the school district and the issues

 For Jennifer Gill, this is a sort of homecoming. Gill was born and raised in Springfield, was educated in Springfield’s public schools and went on to teach in them. Soon, she will move into a...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Two well-known panhandlers in Springfield are appealing an initial defeat in their lawsuit against the city. Even if they lose the appeal, however, they’ll likely have another chance to make their c...

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