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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:06 am

Lawsuits over free speech continue as city seeks Supreme Court review

 The City of Springfield has agreed not to enforce a restriction on panhandling it adopted in September.The restriction was challenged on constitutional grounds by a Springfield panhandler who go...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been telling us how lousy it is to live in Illinois, what with its awful business climate and terrible economics, for so long that we almost started to believe him. Then, the hel...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Did you know Illinois has a registry of big trees? Maintained by the University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the registry lists more than 70 trees that repre...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 02:51 pm

Dispensary expected to open soon

 Legalize it,And I will advertise it.     --Peter Tosh, 1976The billboard on South Ninth Street, a few blocks south of the Sangamon County courthouse where pot smokers and dea...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 08:38 am

Woman pleads guilty to TP theft

A Springfield woman has pleaded guilty to stealing toilet paper that had been intended for the poor....
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:10 am

Outlook bleak for coal company

 Recent weeks haven’t been easy on Foresight Energy.The St. Louis-based coal company founded by Chris Cline, the mining baron who moved from Appalachia to Illinois a decade ago on the theory th...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:09 am

Exelon won’t close facility for at least a year

 Despite years of unfavorable conditions, Exelon thinks next year may be different.The company announced earlier this year it won’t close the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant, 45 miles east of Sprin...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 am

Downtown development will need subsidy

 The Springfield Economic Development Commission has blessed a mayoral plan to spend $125,000 on a consultant who would gather proposals to develop an oversized city block just north of the gover...

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