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Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 02:08 pm

Peeler named to post in 2013

  Julie Peeler has announced her resignation as director of the Henson Robinson Zoo.   Peeler, who was named zoo director in 2013, has accepted a job on the East Coast, said Dere...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:08 am

Controversial toll road loses second court battle

 A federal court struck down last week an environmental study used to justify a new tollway in northern Illinois.It’s the second such loss in court for the controversial project, which was alre...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:07 am

Exelon, Dynegy reportedly seeking compromise

 Controversial legislation to subsidize unprofitable nuclear plants in Illinois may see a vote after the election as lawmakers return to Springfield for the fall veto session.
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Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:06 am
 Hungry? Looking for something to do on Veteran’s Day? If you have kids and the grocery bill is tight, you might to check out a food pantry scheduled to set up shop at the Springfield YMCA at 7...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:05 am
 The results are in. Whether you’re dismayed or elated, the voters have spoken. Republican president-elect Donald Trump took 50.83 percent of the vote in Sangamon County....
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:08 am
 Even Avery Bourne doesn’t believe what the GOP has said about her opponent Mike Mathis in the 95th House District race.“Mike Mathis chaired a political group that helped bankroll a politicia...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:07 am

Reforms make return to prison less likely

 Parolees accused of violating parole conditions may have a better shot at avoiding prison under a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit against state prison authorities.The settlement in t...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:01 am
As the most sordid political campaigns in memory wind down, the most depressing part of what’s left of democracy in America isn’t the mud or the promises to build walls or never-ending investigati...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:01 am
What do you get when combine interactive maps with representative democracy? The answer is something like the City of Springfield’s new “You Plan It” map, which gives residents a chance to tell ...

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