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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....
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 11:26 am

Deal for Abraham Lincoln hotel to close in two weeks

 One of the world’s richest men is buying the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield.Steve Horve, the hotel owner, would not disclose a purchase price but said that an offer to...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am

Salvation Army begins long-anticipated expansion

 As the early winter wind swirls snow across the parking lot at 100 N. Ninth St. in Springfield, a volunteer works the phones inside, coordinating the Salvation Army’s team of bell ringers. The...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am

Bishop apologizes, but holds firm

 Some things – views on abortion, gay marriage and divorce – are non-negotiable.But Bishop Thomas Paprocki during a Monday forum at Benedictine University said that there is room for conversa...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am

Minimum wage legislation advances ahead of Rauner’s inauguration

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner once remarked to a room full of Republicans that he was “adamantly, adamantly against” raising the minimum wage. Although Rauner later softened his stance, it’s...
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 02:51 pm

Judge: law unconstitutionally diminishes and impairs benefits

A Sangamon County judge struck down Illinois' pension overhaul law today, saying it impairs and diminishes retiree benefits in violation of the state constitution....
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

County resurrects DUI deputy just in time for Christmas

 The mean streets of Sangamon County have gotten a bit meaner for those who imbibe before they drive.Two years after the sheriff’s office, citing budget concerns, reassigned a deputy who had be...

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