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Thursday, March 5, 2015 01:01 am

Lawmaker sets stage for legalization of marijuana

 As Illinois implements its long-awaited medical marijuana program, one state lawmaker is preparing for the next step: taxing and regulating recreational marijuana.Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, s...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers move to update divorce, child custody law

 The patchwork quilt that is Illinois family and divorce law is getting restitched for the first time in nearly 40 years, with potential changes for divorce and child custody cases.The Illinois F...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

State pension lawsuit heads to Illinois Supreme Court

 The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit over public pension benefits next week, bringing to a head fundamental disagreements over the rights conferred by Illinois’ constitu...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

Judge spanks deputy in excessive force case

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy with a history of running afoul of judges is again in trouble in a courtroom.This time, Deputy Travis Koester is in the crosshairs of U.S. District Court Jud...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
Sherry Waldron, a Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy fired after being accused of stealing plants in 2012, has been ordered reinstated by an arbitrator who also ruled that she is entitled to back wage...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
How can a few file folders be used to support almost 70 pounds? Just ask Ben Thomas, Alex Harvatin and Tucker Schmidt from Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield. Their “Tacoma Narrows 2”...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againGregory Dike, 38, received 11 years in jail for robbing 10 banks across England. Police arrested him after he booked a taxi for his getaway, but the driver realized what was happen...
Monday, March 2, 2015 03:56 pm

DeMentri in altercation at Hooters

Vince DeMentri, anchorman for WICS television news, was reportedly involved in a physical altercation at Hooters in Springfield hours after Tuesday’s election....
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am

Prosecutor’s office embraces double dipping

While Gov. Bruce Rauner pushes for steep budget cuts throughout state government, at least one agency has figured out a way to cut payroll.The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s off...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am

Charity accused of fraud

 Tower of Refuge, a charity run by a felon and his wife that has been accused of defrauding the state of Illinois, was so loosely run that one member of the organization’s purported board of di...

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