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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 The Village of Sherman has withdrawn from North County Teen Court, a diversion program that handles cases of minor crimes committed by juveniles, and an Illinois State Police investigation is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...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:08 am
 One bill in a bipartisan package of tax measures proposed as a way to break the state’s budget impasse aims to impose increased taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. Senate Bill 009, the Sugar-S...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:10 am

New UIS athletic director could be the man for the job

 College football in Springfield is all but a pipe dream now. However, the new athletic director at the University of Illinois Springfield – who has extensive experience in bringing football to...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:09 am
 Adam Nicholson has been involved in the Springfield arts scene for years. Now, as founder of Sala Creative Association, a newly minted 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, he is developing a forum...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:08 am

Jerome reduces police coverage

 The Village of Jerome has curtailed police patrols, ending a long history of 24/7 police coverage by village officers.Village police are still on the job, but not around the clock. Reduced cover...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:07 am

Report documents rigged system

 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s control of Illinois government comes largely from parliamentary rules that give him an iron grip over lawmakers and legislation, according to a recent...

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