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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois moving toward rehab and data to reform youth prisons

 Nine years after splitting from its parent agency, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice continues to struggle at fulfilling its mission. However, a new action plan released earlier this y...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
Remember those nifty faux bricks on State Street we wrote about recently? They were mighty hard to see on Tuesday when a rainstorm, relatively mild as Springfield downpours go, made the street made fr...
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 02:07 pm

Investigation launched

Gov. Bruce Rauner is reportedly shutting down the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, which aims to digitize every piece of paper that touched the hands of the Great Emancipator....
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:06 am

Appellate court reverses shaken-baby conviction

An appellate court has overturned the conviction of a Springfield man who was sentenced to 16 years after being convicted of battery to his infant daughter.In reversing the 2012 conviction of Mark Wil...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:05 am
 It’s been a long road for the Access 4 Christian Producers, but they’ve finally reached home. As the name suggests, A4CP is a group of Christian producers who make television shows on Spring...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 09:53 am
There are monsters in Lake Springfield. Just ask John Bowling Jr. of Springfield and Jacob Branham of Chatham. On April 22, they pulled a 21.3-pound catfish out of the lake to win the 6th Annual Joh...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:08 am

Concrete replaces street bricks

 Folks love brick streets in Springfield.“There’s a keen interest in preserving the brick streets in the neighborhoods,” says Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin. “The brick work is so highly uniqu...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:07 am

Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit

 A federal magistrate judge has sided with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who died after an altercation with deputies who deployed Tasers more t...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:06 am

Informational meeting planned for Thursday

 Landowners along the 10th Street rail corridor have a new ally when it comes to sacrificing their property for the rail relocation project.Eve Blackwell-Lewis of Springfield is due to take over...


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