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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

Bills would curtail large severance payouts

Illinois House Republicans are fuming at a lucrative severance deal between the College of DuPage and its outgoing president. In response, they’re filing legislation to make sure it doesn’t happen...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

City disputes jury award

 While city officials second-guess the verdict, two jurors say that the jury intended to award more than $1 million to the family of a boy who drowned in Lake Springfield.The jurors both spoke on...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
Farmers, take heed: big changes are coming under the federal Farm Bill. The changes will affect how farmers insure their crops, adding some new choices to the already complex system. At a seminar held...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
How much is a hotel in downtown Springfield worth? It’s a good question but difficult to answer. Take the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, for example, which one of the world’s richest men quite l...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Police looking for a bank robber in New Kensington, Pa., found suspect Shane Lindsey, 32, two blocks away at a restaurant where he stopped for chicken and biscuits. Officers en...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 11:57 am

Christopher Abernathy exonerated on DNA evidence after 30 years

A judge vacated the conviction of a Chicago man today in a 1984 murder, thanks in part to the efforts of the Illinois Innocence Project in Springfield. Christopher Abernathy of Midlothian, then age 17...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

State agency admits it misinterpreted rule to benefit coal projects

 A community group near Peoria defeated a coal mine project last week, and its victory could have far-reaching effects for coal projects around the state.That’s because the group discovered tha...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 Lifeguards who never practiced rescue plans. A complaint about no lifeguards on duty less than a month before tragedy struck. A 16-year-old boy who didn’t know how to swim.It added up to a $1 ...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Report ranks state low

 Sangamon County is one of 42 Illinois counties put on a poverty watch list in a report released by the Social Impact Research Center Jan. 29.The center, part of the Chicago-based anti-poverty gr...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Confusion over job opportunities for minorities

 Job opportunities for minorities and women on Springfield’s 10th Street rail relocation project aren’t living up to promises by the city and state, according to one community group. Meanwhil...

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