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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield-based IIAA uses sports as therapy

 Urgent shouts and the squeak of sneakers fill the basketball courts on the second floor of Gold’s Gym in Springfield. Volleyball nets span four courts, each filled with teenagers. Their eyes a...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Wrongful death case against sheriff’s office in jeopardy

 A wrongful death case against the Sangamon County sheriff’s office has stalled, and the case may end with neither a verdict nor settlement.Attorneys representing the estate of Patrick Burns, w...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Activists, police working together to curb racial tension

It could happen anywhere. It could even happen here.The high-profile killings of black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City in the past few months highlight a long-smoldering tens...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Illinois balks at starting its own insurance marketplace

 Illinois lawmakers may have balked at establishing a state-run health insurance marketplace, but the controversial federal reforms known as “Obamacare” appear to be working nonetheless. The...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Noise from SHG disturbs neighbors

 Complaints about noise from Sacred Heart-Griffin’s football stadium have been pouring in to the Springfield Police Department since the facility opened two years ago, but the city of Springfie...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

New exceptions for police to record conversations

 Police in Illinois could soon have broad new powers to listen to private conversations under a bill passed by the state legislature last week. The bill addresses an Illinois Supreme Court ruling...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

In Illinois you can be convicted for it

 It seems simple enough.People convicted of driving under the influence of drugs in Illinois should actually be under the influence of drugs. But that isn’t always the case. And so the Illinois...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

City leaders welcome Middle East billionaire’s investment in downtown

 What do Beirut, Budapest, Dubai and Springfield have in common?All three cities have – or will soon have – hotels owned by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, a billionaire who lives in Dubai, dabbles ...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Judge overturns decision to keep her on the job

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge has rejected the decision of an arbitrator who decided that Sherry Waldron should keep her job as a sheriff’s deputy despite being accused of stealing plants an...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 04:11 pm

House adjourns without touching controversial Obamacare pillar

Republicans aren't the only ones afraid of Obamacare. The Democratic-controlled Illinois House today opted not to call a bill associated with the controversial health insurance reforms....

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