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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 A plan to cut Illinois’ corporate income tax in half to create more jobs won’t work out, according to budget expert Ralph Martire. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan introduced a bill Ja...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Head shop owner protests raid

 The owner of a Springfield head shop says he fears bankruptcy in the wake of a raid by federal agents who emptied his store of pipes and suspected synthetic marijuana.That Traveling Treasures on...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Promises change in sheriff’s office

 A write-in candidate for Sangamon County sheriff is hoping to take advantage of an apparent split in the Republican Party that has two candidates competing for the post in the upcoming GOP prima...
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 10:34 am

Tased epileptic sues jail guards

A man with epilepsy has sued three Sangamon County jail guards, saying that he was tasered in the jail last year while helpless after suffering a seizure....
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 A person who spends years working in the Capitol can predict how politics will unfold, according to Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield.“Being around here 20 years, you know how to read the tea le...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Divernon farmers pay millions

 The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield last week announced a deal reached more than a month earlier to settle allegations that one of the state’s biggest farming operations collected mill...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 If you need an armored car, tools or a whole lot of lingerie, you’re in luck.One year after what was billed as the largest personal property auction in state history, more detritus from THR an...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Ron Earley’s latest inventions

 When Ron Earley sees something, he thinks, “How can I make that better?”The Springfield resident has been designing, building and selling inventions that began as his own ideas since the 196...

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