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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:07 am

Atheist prisoner claims IDOC unfairly punished him

An atheist prisoner in Illinois is suing the state and a private prison contractor for alleged unfair punishment stemming from his mandatory faith-based rehabilitation.The inmate claims he was put in...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:10 am

Area Deltas known for tutoring, health projects and scholarships

 “Each of you should look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others” (Philippians 2:4, English Standard Version). This could have been the root Bible verse that inspir...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:09 am

Authors to discuss new book at Illinois State Library

 In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, by John Donvan and Caren Zucker. Crown Publishers, $30.The lives of John Donvan and Caren Zucker have both been touched by autism and their passion for t...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:08 am

Springfield salon owner hosts workshops at shelter for battered women

 Veris Van has a mission to “change the world one head at a time” using her beauty talents to build confidence, to educate and to lift the spirits of women and children in Springfield. Van’...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:09 am

Sheriff’s office won’t use body cameras yet

 The City of Springfield is investing $165,000 in body cameras for the Springfield Police Department. The move is meant to bring a new form of accountability to the police and the community.The l...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:08 am

Liberty Principles PAC spend, $1.3 million to slam incumbent Republican

 It isn’t often that an incumbent state legislator faces a primary challenger backed by a governor from his own party, but this isn’t a typical election year.Republican state Sen. Sam McCann...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:07 am

African-American History Museum opens new location

 In a fitting spot above the water fountain at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum is a photo of a public restroom with three doors. One is marked “LADIES,” a...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:11 am

State board holds hearing

Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino has retained J. William Roberts, former Sangamon County state’s attorney and former U.S. attorney for central Illinois, to assist him in responding to questions about his campaign finance disclosures.
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