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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:31 am

Illinois taking steps to stop improper health care payments

 Want to make some easy cash? Try defrauding Medicaid.It’s a booming business, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which says the total amount of “improper...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:31 am

More than 60 guns stolen in two Springfield burglaries

 Less than two weeks after burglars stole more than 50 guns in a heist that wasn’t discovered until the next morning, Letz Hunt and Sport is back in business.Sydney Letz has been selling guns f...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:06 am
With the awful tone of this election season at both the national and state levels, Election Day (Nov. 8) can’t come soon enough. But time may feel like it’s slipping away if you’ve been too busy...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:05 am
Every summer, Camp Compass gives homeless kids renewed hope and a chance for a better future. Operated by Compass for Kids in Springfield, Camp Compass helps kids catch up academically over the summer...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:10 am

Judicial candidate’s actions questioned

 A federal bankruptcy judge says that a case involving a candidate for Sangamon County Circuit Court judge is riddled with questions.“I don’t know what’s true or not true here, but I look a...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:09 am

Could marijuana replace opioids for pain?

 More than 165,000 people died between 1999 and 2014 from an opiate overdose in the United States. Tim McGraw likes to point out that the number of people who died from marijuana overdose during...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:07 am

Jury rejects murder charges

 Oscar Brown, the trigger man in a 2013 east side slaying, beat first-degree murder charges last week, escaping what could have been a life sentence.After deliberating a little more than three ho...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:06 am
Two important but contradictory votes took place on Tuesday, leaving the fate of the historic YWCA building unclear. First, the Springfield Historic Sites Commission voted 7-1 to deny a request by the...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:05 am
Got pills? If you’re not using them, you might want to consider bundling them up this Saturday and taking them to a proper disposal site to help celebrate National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, s...

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