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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 02:17 pm

James Hausman says he tried settling with cruise line

 Eight days after being hit in the head by an errant sliding door aboard a luxury cruise ship in 2011 and after suffering a seizure, James Hausman, owner of The Gold Center in Springfield, says a...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 09:55 am

Jury sides with Gold Center owner

James Hausman, owner of The Gold Center in Springfield, has been awarded $21 million by a federal jury in Seattle after suing a cruise ship line for injuries sustained when he was struck in the head by an errant automatic sliding door. ...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:06 am
On Oct. 19, we made a simple records request: What is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s email address? Instead of revealing how folks might reach His Raunerness, the governor’s staff this week told Illinois Tim...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:05 am
An unscrupulous band of thugs has attacked Springfield with a most cruel and barbarous weapon: yarn. Their first vicious attack can be witnessed where the 600 block of Myrtle Street meets South Sixth...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Doesn’t want thief in ranks

 A confessed thief will remain off the force despite an arbitator’s ruling that she must be reinstated to her job as a Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy.In addition to reinstatement, Sherry Wa...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois has money for entertainment, but not vital services

 Fallout Boy got paid. So did Styx. So did The Fray and all of the other artists who performed at the Grandstand during the Illinois State Fair this year. How did that happen when Illinois isn’...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Unions say city can’t yank perk

 With tens of millions of public dollars at stake, unions representing city of Springfield employees have sued the city seeking to overturn a city council decision ending a pension-fattening perk...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:08 am

Judge issues $200,000 award

 The Springfield Urban League has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman who says that she was fired because she is white and refused to parti...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:07 am

Coordinated effort to help disadvantaged Sangamon County students

 From the moment they’re born, some children face hurdles to their mental, emotional and physical development. However, a movement is growing in Sangamon County to help those disadvantaged kids...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:06 am

Second Obed and Isaac’s to open

Court and Karen Conn, long a Springfield institution when it comes to having fun, are taking their show on the road to Peoria, where the couple has purchased a church-turned-banquet-hall that will bec...


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