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Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:28 am

Lawsuit filed on behalf of prisoners in solitary confinement

For 23 hours a day, a roughly five-by-ten-foot concrete box is what Aaron Fillmore calls home. He’s been living in a room like that for the past 15 years.That’s according to a lawsuit filed las...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:07 am

But exhibit manager lacks qualifications

 More than a year ago, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launched a nationwide search for a director of exhibits.It was, according to a 2014 report, a critical position for an u...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:50 am

Sheriff’s official praises security

A Springfield woman got a loaded gun into the Sangamon County courthouse on Monday in an incident that sheriff’s officials say is best described as a fluke....
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:08 am

Liquor found in car after 2014 accident

 A Springfield police officer who crashed his car in 2014 with an open bottle of whiskey inside stood trial last week for driving under the influence.James Stewart was initially placed on adminis...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:07 am

Lawmakers highlight importance of funding for universities

 The Illinois Senate met June 16 to discuss the cost of college in Illinois in anticipation of sending the higher education funding bill to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who included a 30 percent cut to col...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 06:05 pm

David Bourland set to become exhibit manager

Mansion curator moves to museumDavid Bourland set to become exhibit managerThe curator of the governor’s mansion has been tapped to go to work for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mu...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:09 am

What’s at stake if the Illinois State Museum closes?

 The Illinois State Museum is on the chopping block as lawmakers struggle to reach a budget agreement, and the museum’s board is warning of several complications that could arise if the institu...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:08 am

Board poised to consider disbandment

The Springfield Park District board may consider getting rid of the district’s police department.“I think it’s kind of trending that way, as far as disbanding the department completely,” said...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:07 am

City council says no

The Springfield City Council on Tuesday said no to $700,000 in public money to build housing on a downtown parking lot at the intersection of Fourth and Madison streets.The unanimous vote came amid my...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:08 am

City patient with pol’s code violations

 For more than a decade, a vacant home crumbled on Sangamon Avenue across the street from St. Aloysius Church on Springfield’s north end.City code enforcers in 2007 placarded the home as uninha...

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