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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:06 am
Daniel Stowell, head of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, was shown the door a couple weeks ago after being put on leave in November. The Il...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:05 am
The last of three defendants in a murder case pleaded guilty this week in the 2014 killing of Justin Sharp, a 24-year-old purported marijuana dealer who was found shot to death in a yard on the 2700 b...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 01:13 pm

Police delay answer to records request

Ten days after a Springfield police officer shot and killed a mentally ill man, the department still has not released video footage that could show what happened.  In a response to a record...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:10 am

Lawmakers struggle without pay

 If you’re a state employee worried about Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s attempt to cut off pay due to the lack of a state budget, consider the plight of legislators.The comptroller’s offi...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:08 am
 Thanks to a new law, lead in drinking water will be tracked more proficiently at schools and day-care centers. On Jan. 16, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law requiring school districts statewide to...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:07 am

Sheriff’s office gets assault rifles

 Concerned about being outgunned, the Sangamon County sheriff’s office is equipping deputies with AR-15s.The civilian version of the military-issue M16 rifle that’s become a weapon of choice...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:06 am
On Feb. 24, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA) will host the 2017 Winter Wine Festival in Springfield. The festival, organized in coordination with the Illinois Department of...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:05 am
 The local haylofts and corn cribs of Sangamon County could soon be featured in an e-book focused on the iconic farm structures. The book is a project of the Sangamon County Historic Preservation...

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