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Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 03:37 pm

Resigns after meeting with governor’s staff

Eileen Mackevich, director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has resigned....
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 09:05 am

Scheels in Springfield is not closing

Steve Luker doesn't know how the rumors started, but he knows one thing: they're not true. Scheels in Springfield is not closing, and the store has not refused to renew their lease....
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:09 am

Woman sues DNR for allegedly ignoring regulations

 An 11-year legal battle over a coal mine 40 miles south of Springfield continues as one woman claims the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t follow its own rules.The case questions...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:08 am

Sangamon County hospitals respond to disturbing health needs survey

 Although Sangamon County is first among all 102 Illinois counties for its quality of clinical care, it ranks 79th for overall health. That disconnect between health offerings and the community�...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:07 am

If fund fizzles, museum might close, spokesman says

 Amid a reshuffle of the institution’s governing board and a state budget impasse, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s finances are being scrutinized.Chris Wills, spokesman...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:06 am
The first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors this week in Marion, population 17,413. They even held a ribbon cutting, which was much attended by downstate local press and chamber of commerc...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:05 am
Truckload after truckload of medical supplies stream from a 44,000-square-foot warehouse north of Springfield, destined for communities in need around the globe. It’s Hospital Sisters Mission Outrea...
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 04:59 pm

Had said that it would skip application

After saying that it would not apply for a federal grant to help fund the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says that it did, in fact, seek federal funding for the effort to digitize every document the Great Emancipator wrote or read....


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