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Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am

Press association reopens investigation

 The Illinois Press Association has reopened an investigation into the rigging of a 2011 statewide journalism contest that only recently came to light.The investigation was reopened within the pa...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
A controversial plan before Congress that would permit companies to fine workers who refuse to share their genetic information through workplace wellness programs has prompted Illinois lawmakers to ti...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
For over seven years, Torch Tuesday has been Springfield’s premier showcase for local and touring hip-hop music. Launched in 2010 by promoter Howard “Torch” Tomas, the weekly nightclub event –...
Friday, May 5, 2017 05:12 pm

Claims can't talk about personnel issues

The administration of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White won’t say whether the agency knew that Candace Wanzo had pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from Southern Illinois Univers...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 06:14 pm

Investigation underway

Candace Wanzo, a high-ranking official in the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, is under investigation by the office’s inspector general and has been placed on paid leave. The nature of...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

But lawmakers move to reduce jail time for mentally ill

 The state House of Representatives last week passed a bill designed to expedite the transfer of mentally ill inmates from county jails to state mental health facilities.But a bill that would res...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

NPR Illinois and AARP hold first of 11town hall meetings on the budget impasse

 Concerned citizens gathered at a public forum in Springfield April 27 to share their stories of the budget impasse and how it’s affected them. “Over the last 22 months, we have had devastati...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

DUI, misdemeanor cases dropping

 The number of misdemeanor and driving under the influence cases has plummeted in Sangamon County.Last year, prosecutors filed 1,323 misdemeanor cases compared to 1,733 cases in 2015. The reducti...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

March and rally raises awareness of sexual violence

 The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) rallied against sexual violence at the 10th annual Take Back the Night event, held on April 28. Protesters gathered at the colonnade at 8:30 p.m. to...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser says no charges will be filed after an investigation into the North County Teen Court requested by Sherman Police Chief Craig Bangert in January. The i...

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