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Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 10:59 am

Zoning commission recommends kicking parolees out of near north side

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week not to allow a parolee housing organization to remain in a north side neighborhood, but the final say will come from the Springfield City...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Activists, officials rally for right to marry same sex

Supporters of same-sex marriage fill the intersection of Second Street and Capitol Avenue in front of the Illinois Statehouse, demanding passage of a bill lifting the state’s ban on same-sex marriag...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Aldermen ponder getting a watchdog

Jobe has proposed hiring an inspector general at a cost of as much as $400,000 per year, but he s...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Carlock trial, election could coincide

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough surprised both sides last week by setting a Feb. 4 trial date for a lawsuit filed by the widow of Amon Paul Carlock, who died nearly six years ago after ...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

A different kind of mural pops up in Springfield

 Though it started as mere vandalism, modern graffiti has become an art form, and it’s making an appearance in Springfield – without defacing anyone’s property.A team of graffiti artists kn...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Illinois group in lawsuit over regulation of coal waste

 A federal judge has ordered the United States Environmental Protection Agency to pass regulations on disposal of coal ash, which could have far-reaching implications for Illinois’ rebounding c...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Diocese plans free legal clinic

 The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois hopes to start offering free legal services to the poor within six weeks, Bishop Thomas Paprocki announced Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Concep...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Police spike under fire

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston last week appointed the city’s budget director to fill a lapsed seat on the city’s Police Pension Board that has defied a state order to calculate pensions at ...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 01:00 am
SHELTER FROM THE SWARMI am a senior citizen resident of Sangamon Towers and have been for several years. The other senior residents and I, who are mostly women, are constantly approached and threatene...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Project will add exam rooms, pharmacy and more

Breaking ground on the new expansion for Central Counties Health Centers is (from left to right) CCHC board chairman Bobby Hall, Springfield mayor Michael Houston, Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, and CCHC p...

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