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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:09 am
 A day care worker accused of killing a child in 2011 is on trial this week in a case that examines a hotly contested theory about certain child deaths.Cammie Kelly of Springfield is charged with...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:08 am

More money the solution, consultant says

The Springfield Park District police department is fraught with problems, and the park board should spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix them.That’s the conclusion of a consultant who was p...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:07 am

Just in time for winter, lawmakers approve utilities assistance

 Illinois lawmakers approved funding this week to help low-income families pay their heating bills this winter, narrowly averting a potential humanitarian crisis.The program, known as LIHEAP, was...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:06 am
Way back in the 1980s, archaeologists who excavated an ancient burial mound near Jacksonville found the remains of 22 people, plus an infant plus a puppy. Except it wasn’t a puppy. Thanks to someone...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:05 am
When the city of Springfield in 2014 forked out more than $1.5 million to buy the oversized block just north of the governor’s mansion, civic leaders, to borrow a phrase from The Trumpster, called i...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 11:35 am

Daycare worker accused of murder

The trial of Cammie Kelly, a home daycare worker in Springfield who is accused of killing 11-month-old child in 2011, began Tuesday. The case questions the validity of "shaken baby syndrome," a contested theory in child deaths....

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