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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:08 am

Family of deceased inmate collects six figures

 Christian County has settled a lawsuit for more than a half-million dollars in a case filed by the family of a man who committed suicide in the county jail.The $550,000 settlement reached last m...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:07 am

Visiting artist takes a pedestrian view of Enos Park

  “I’m not interested in what I think.”So proclaimed multidisciplinary artist Astrid Kaemmerling when queried about her personal opinions regarding the Enos Park neighborhood and her experi...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:06 am
Decatur native A.D. Carson – former Springfield High School English instructor and writer-in-residence at Benedictine University – has recently been named “assistant professor of hip-hop and the...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:05 am
The Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) has named Churchill Cemetery – currently owned by Clear Lake Township – an official county landmark. The small cemetery, previously kno...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:07 am

No funerals, communion for same-sex couples

Bishop Thomas Paprocki this month unleashed a national firestorm with a three-page decree making clear, if it wasn’t already, his views on homosexuality.Folks in same-sex marriages can’t present t...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:06 am

District 186 superintendent warns schools could close by 2018 without state budget

“It’s an interesting time to lead in an educational environment,” said District 186 superintendent Jennifer Gill during a recent interview. “I mean, no business would say, ‘We have no idea h...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:05 am

Project bogged down, experts say

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is a disaster, according to a panel of experts who have excoriated the effort to collect and publish every document ever read or written by the Great Emancipator....
Thursday, June 22, 2017 06:36 pm

Former LLCC trustee lied, practiced law without license, board determines

The disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that Kent Gray, a local politician and attorney for Southern View and Illiopolis, be suspended from practice for one year for lyin...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:06 am
 As Springfield police confront a wave of gun violence, a handful of firearms stolen in gun shop burglaries last year have turned up at shooting scenes as well as in the hands of suspected crimin...

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