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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:05 am
Richard Haley, who has epilepsy and was tased in the Sangamon County jail while suffering a seizure, has settled his federal lawsuit against the county for $9,000. Haley had asked for more than a quar...
Friday, July 14, 2017 03:43 pm

Sherman hires former parks director

The village of Sherman has hired Michael Stratton, former director of the Springfield Park District who departed the district under pressure four years ago. The Sherman board of trustees unanim...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:06 am

Not the first time

 One year after signing a law aimed at forcing government to turn over public records, Gov. Bruce Rauner has been cited by Attorney General Lisa Madigan for failing to respond to a request for re...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:05 am

Voter data request is a non-starter

 It all began with a June 28 letter sent to the secretary of state of each state and signed by commission vice chair Kris W. Kobach. The letter requested that states share “publicly available v...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:10 am

Rosenwald film tells story of Springfield-born philanthropist

 Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) helped turn Sears, Roebuck and Co. from a middling mail order firm into a retail megalith. According to Wikipedia, between 1895 and 1907, annual sales of the company...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:09 am

District 186’s push pays off

 Enrollment in advanced placement courses has surged in Springfield high schools.Last year, 745 students in Springfield School District 186’s three high schools enrolled in AP courses that can...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:08 am

Family of deceased inmate collects six figures

 Christian County has settled a lawsuit for more than a half-million dollars in a case filed by the family of a man who committed suicide in the county jail.The $550,000 settlement reached last m...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:07 am

Visiting artist takes a pedestrian view of Enos Park

  “I’m not interested in what I think.”So proclaimed multidisciplinary artist Astrid Kaemmerling when queried about her personal opinions regarding the Enos Park neighborhood and her experi...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:06 am
Decatur native A.D. Carson – former Springfield High School English instructor and writer-in-residence at Benedictine University – has recently been named “assistant professor of hip-hop and the...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:05 am
The Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) has named Churchill Cemetery – currently owned by Clear Lake Township – an official county landmark. The small cemetery, previously kno...

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