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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.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:10 am

Cameras come to court

The Illinois Supreme Court this week ruled that cameras will be allowed in courtrooms throughout the state.The state’s highest court began allowing cameras and audio recording devices in courts four...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:09 am

Complaint prompts review of auditor general

The Illinois State Board of Elections is reviewing campaign finance reports filed by auditor general Frank Mautino while he was in the General Assembly.The board probe was sparked by a complaint filed...


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