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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:07 am

Hearing set in eight-year battle over Sidney Watkins

 A legal fight for custody of a little girl whose father was murdered eight years ago will continue next week in the courtroom of Cass County Circuit Court Judge Robert Hardwick.Sidney Watkins, 9...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:06 am
 St. John’s Hospital is evaluating the future of its hospice unit as part of an overhaul of skilled nursing care at the hospital, which is decreasing the number of beds for folks whose needs ca...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:05 am
 “I break my own heart when I try to make predictions for when we’ll be able to open,” said Kidzeum board president Rachael Thomson. With $300,000 in funds still needed to reach their goal,...
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 04:59 pm

Owes more than $35,000

The redevelopment arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association has fallen behind on property taxes and owes more than $35,000 for delinquent taxes, penalties, fees and interest on more th...
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 02:50 pm

Director facing dismissal

Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project based at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been placed on unpaid leave and is facing termination.Stowell confir...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:07 am
 After Edgar County corrections officers were convicted in 2012 of having sex with inmates, two residents of the downstate county set out to use the state’s open records law to look for more wr...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:06 am

Weak FOIA needs penalties

 Florida and Washington state each employ one full-time person to ride herd on laws ensuring public access to government records.In Illinois, taxpayers are supporting a 17-employee bureau within...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:05 am
 No one seems to know what to make of this election.Stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, mainstream media has pointed to the Rust Belt, saying that out-of-work or underemployed white folks are to...
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 02:08 pm

Peeler named to post in 2013

  Julie Peeler has announced her resignation as director of the Henson Robinson Zoo.   Peeler, who was named zoo director in 2013, has accepted a job on the East Coast, said Dere...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:08 am

Controversial toll road loses second court battle

 A federal court struck down last week an environmental study used to justify a new tollway in northern Illinois.It’s the second such loss in court for the controversial project, which was alre...

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