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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....
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 02:50 pm

Company sues state, rival firm over zoning

A company that wants to grow medical marijuana in Carlinville has sued the state Department of Agriculture and a rival company that has been granted a license to grow pot, claiming that the license was issued in violation of state law....
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:08 am

Environmental group feels ignored by city

 Springfield’s municipal utility appears to be violating environmental rules, according to the Sierra Club.The environmental group claims city leadership won’t discuss issues raised nearly fo...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:07 am

Jeff Parsons clams up

 The Internal Revenue Service wants to talk to embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, who does not appear to be in a talking mood.The U.S. attorney’s office in Houston last month asked a feder...

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