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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:06 am
Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino continued collecting campaign contributions and spending money after the General Assembly voted to put him in charge of auditing state agencies to ensure that pu...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:05 am

Seven years cut from sentence

 A Springfield man whose conviction for battery to his infant daughter was overturned by an appellate court has pleaded guilty to the offense in a plea bargain that will shave seven years from a...
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 06:41 pm

Judge throws out $21.5 million verdict

A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a $21.5 million verdict won by a Springfield businessman who says that he suffered a brain injury after being hit on the head in 2011 by a sliding glass door while aboard a cruise ship during a journey around the world....
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....

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