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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

But lawmakers move to reduce jail time for mentally ill

 The state House of Representatives last week passed a bill designed to expedite the transfer of mentally ill inmates from county jails to state mental health facilities.But a bill that would res...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

NPR Illinois and AARP hold first of 11town hall meetings on the budget impasse

 Concerned citizens gathered at a public forum in Springfield April 27 to share their stories of the budget impasse and how it’s affected them. “Over the last 22 months, we have had devastati...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

DUI, misdemeanor cases dropping

 The number of misdemeanor and driving under the influence cases has plummeted in Sangamon County.Last year, prosecutors filed 1,323 misdemeanor cases compared to 1,733 cases in 2015. The reducti...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

March and rally raises awareness of sexual violence

 The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) rallied against sexual violence at the 10th annual Take Back the Night event, held on April 28. Protesters gathered at the colonnade at 8:30 p.m. to...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser says no charges will be filed after an investigation into the North County Teen Court requested by Sherman Police Chief Craig Bangert in January. The i...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
The Lincoln Magnet School (LMS) and local artist Christy Freeman are teaming up to encourage the public to paint for a good cause. Coffee: The New Paint, will be held Sunday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 4:3...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 08:48 am
 Kewanee is known to the wider world. It was officially dubbed the "Hog Capital of the World" in 1948, when government agriculture statistics showed that Henry County led the world in hog produ...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:09 am

Press association fixed contest

 The annual journalism contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association is supposed to be a measuring stick for excellence, a chance for newspapers large and small to boast to readers about wi...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:08 am
 Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat from Chicago, pulled no punches when asked about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s changed stance on abortion rights. “Either Rauner lied when he...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:07 am
 Legislation sponsored by AT&T could threaten access to services such as 911 and medical monitoring for low-income and rural residents in parts of Illinois served by the telecommunication gia...

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