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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:08 am
 Thanks to a new law, lead in drinking water will be tracked more proficiently at schools and day-care centers. On Jan. 16, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law requiring school districts statewide to...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:07 am

Sheriff’s office gets assault rifles

 Concerned about being outgunned, the Sangamon County sheriff’s office is equipping deputies with AR-15s.The civilian version of the military-issue M16 rifle that’s become a weapon of choice...
Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 04:27 pm

Budget crunch blamed

Jerome police chief Craig Kennedy has been laid off. Today was Kennedy’s last day on the job. He said that he wasn’t surprised when he was told last week that he would be laid off. He said i...
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 01:38 pm

IT coverage inaccurate, school says

 The University of Illinois Springfield on Thursday responded to recent stories regarding Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former UIS employee who has been charged with raping a student (“Springfi...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:07 am

Students feared him, reports say

 Accused rapist Xuesong “Gary” Yang reportedly had extraordinary power over Chinese students who came to University of Illinois Springfield to learn English.Students feared Yang, according to...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:05 am

Sherman withdraws from program

 The Village of Sherman has withdrawn from North County Teen Court, a diversion program that handles cases of minor crimes committed by juveniles, and an Illinois State Police investigation is un...
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 10:43 am

Parsons accused of shenanigans in Texas

Jeffrey Parsons, who left town years ago but can’t seem to escape legal detritus from his business dealings in Springfield, is back in the news, this time in Texas, where he now lives.Customers who...
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 05:04 pm

Accused was affiliated with student exchange program

A Springfield businessman once employed by the University of Illinois Springfield in the school’s exchange student program has been charged with raping a freshman from China and has also been accused of sexually assaulting other students....
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:09 am
 As Michael Madigan was being reelected speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for an unprecedented 17th time, the day the 100th General Assembly was inaugurated, protesters from the Il...

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