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Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:01 am
Springfield saxophonist Shayla Logan participated in the funeral procession for blues legend B.B. King in Memphis, Tennessee, May 27. Logan was one of 15 musicians to be invited to play in B. B. King�...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:01 am
Glenwood Elementary School teacher Crystal Day’s fourth-grade students recently learned about the threats to the survival of barn owls in Illinois and decided to do what they could to help. It all s...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:01 am
 Curses, foiled again• Investigators said David Menzies, 30, tried to steal bicycles and apparel from a bike shop in Wesley Chapel, Fla., that is located next to a self-defense and jiu-jitsu st...
Monday, June 1, 2015 10:31 am

Lobbyist wins bid for state leases

Illinois Department of Human Services offices that are now at the northern edge of downtown Springfield are slated to move more than two miles south and out of the core of the city.DHS offices now in...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 pm
Curses, foiled againPolice said they received their “strongest investigative lead” in the case of 80 frozen pizzas stolen from a warehouse in Gambell, Alaska, when John Koozaata, 29, and Lewis Ooz...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:47 am

Bill allows prosecutors quicker access to personal records

The Illinois House passed a bill last week which would allow prosecutors new access to personal records in criminal trials.Senate Bill 1688 adds state’s attorneys to the list of people who can submi...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:38 am

New report calls for sales tax on services

As the May 31st legislative deadline looms, tax experts are making one more push to extend the state’s sales tax to services.The Center for Budget and Tax Accountability (CTBA) and the Taxpayers Fed...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Community Foundation takes reins of longstanding awards program

 The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln awarded more than $109,000 in scholarships to 57 area students at a ceremony May 20. There were five finalists for Student of the Year awards.Sac...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Mauled girl is upbeat

 Illyania Rocha still hasn’t gone home.Six weeks after she was mauled by a Great Dane at the Springfield home of her older half-sister, the 10-year-old girl from Chatham is at a rehabilitation...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Rosa Pickett’s eyes still well up with tears as she describes how, in 1977, she was raped, beaten unconscious and left in the weeds as a young woman in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago. Still,...

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