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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:10 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:09 am

County board chairman’s company sues Meijer, others for copyright violation

 By now, Andy Van Meter is used to finding ideas his company owns in stores he didn’t sell those ideas to.“It happens more often than we’d like – probably three or four times a year,” h...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:07 am

Legislation would simplify changing gender on birth certificates

 For 54 years, Illinois’ Vital Records Act has prevented transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery. A bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Har...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:06 am
Edwards Place, home of the Springfield Art Association, is full of secrets and surprises. It’s the oldest house in Springfield still on its original foundation, and its walls hide an intricate story...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:05 am
A Springfield daycare owner convicted in December of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a child in her care has been sentenced to four years in prison. Cammie Kelly was charged with first-degre...
Friday, April 8, 2016 11:19 am

Steroid-using cop must be reinstated

 Sangamon County Associate Judge Rudolph Braud has upheld the decision of an arbitrator who ruled that a Springfield police officer who tested positive for steroids cannot be fired.Loren Pettit,...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:11 am

Bills would keep past crimes from affecting job search

Eric Smith of Chicago is ready to take over his grandmother’s funeral home when she retires, but he can’t. That’s because Smith earned a criminal record when he was 17, and that mistake 27 years...

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