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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:09 am

Reforms enacted in 2011 helped, but Rauner wants more

 Changes to the Illinois workers’ compensation system enacted four years ago have reduced the system’s costs, according to a new report.The findings come amid wrangling in the Illinois Stateh...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:08 am

Lincoln project loses staff, IHPA gets new leader

 The staff of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is being cut by one-third due to a money crunch.In a September memo to supporters of the project that is digitizing every document read or writ...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:07 am

Jr. Blues give hockey players from around the globe a chance to shine

 Petr Kuznetsov doesn’t say much.“Hockey is my life,” he says, summing up why he made the 5,000-mile journey from his hometown of Moscow, Russia, to play for the Springfield Jr. Blues.Kuzne...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:06 am
The Jerome Police Department has one less place to catch traffic scofflaws since Michael Lopez, president of the village board, was caught using his cellphone while driving last month. Sgt. Daniel Ska...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:05 am
Sitting just across East Lake Shore Drive from Lake Springfield and the city’s electrical utility are a few ponds you wouldn’t want to swim in. They contain coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 02:17 pm

James Hausman says he tried settling with cruise line

 Eight days after being hit in the head by an errant sliding door aboard a luxury cruise ship in 2011 and after suffering a seizure, James Hausman, owner of The Gold Center in Springfield, says a...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 09:55 am

Jury sides with Gold Center owner

James Hausman, owner of The Gold Center in Springfield, has been awarded $21 million by a federal jury in Seattle after suing a cruise ship line for injuries sustained when he was struck in the head by an errant automatic sliding door. ...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:06 am
On Oct. 19, we made a simple records request: What is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s email address? Instead of revealing how folks might reach His Raunerness, the governor’s staff this week told Illinois Tim...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:05 am
An unscrupulous band of thugs has attacked Springfield with a most cruel and barbarous weapon: yarn. Their first vicious attack can be witnessed where the 600 block of Myrtle Street meets South Sixth...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Doesn’t want thief in ranks

 A confessed thief will remain off the force despite an arbitator’s ruling that she must be reinstated to her job as a Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy.In addition to reinstatement, Sherry Wa...

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