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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:05 am
Jump into the Wayback Machine and you can hear Gov. Bruce Rauner, then a candidate, make his point loud and clear: “I want to make Illinois government the most efficient, transparent (state governme...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:08 am

Tax revenue, jobs, both down

 Springfield city officials blame the state and the internet for sagging municipal finances.Online purchasing, which produces no municipal sales taxes, has cut into tax collections, the city says...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:07 am

Drug tests banned for city inspectors

 The city of Springfield has sued the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, hoping to overturn an arbitrator’s decision that bars the city from drug testing building and housing insp...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:06 am
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, in conjunction with the Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group and the Illinois State Museum, is producing daily radio spots called “bicentennial min...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:05 am
The Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum (1440 Monument Ave. in Springfield) will host the opening of a new exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of the assassination of...
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 10:03 am

SJ-R scribe found dead this morning

 Tim Landis, longtime reporter for the State Journal-Register, has died.  Landis, 66, was found dead this morning by his wife, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office. ...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:07 am

Mentally ill inmates suffer

 The inmate was mumbling. Shaking. Clearly in a psychotic state and whispering about a black hole.The black hole had already demanded, and received, his blood once, the inmate told Dr. Pablo Stew...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:06 am

First Night Springfield enters its fourth decade of New Year’s Eve arts downtown

 Every New Year’s Eve since Dec. 31, 1987, the Springfield Area Arts Council has thrown a downtown party featuring a wide variety of entertainment. This year’s First Night Springfield promise...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:07 am

City seeks to disable recording gear

Lost in a brouhaha over recording equipment that can’t be turned off in Springfield police interview rooms is a fairly basic question.What advantage is there to having a recording system that can be...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:06 am
The Springfield police union is crying foul over the way the city handled the discovery that police interview rooms have been under constant electronic surveillance. The union says that recordings con...

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