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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:01 am

Day care worker convicted of involuntary manslaughter

 The trial of a day care worker accused of shaking a baby to death concluded this week with the jury struggling to reach a verdict.The case tested a controversial theory about certain child death...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:09 am
 A day care worker accused of killing a child in 2011 is on trial this week in a case that examines a hotly contested theory about certain child deaths.Cammie Kelly of Springfield is charged with...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:08 am

More money the solution, consultant says

The Springfield Park District police department is fraught with problems, and the park board should spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix them.That’s the conclusion of a consultant who was p...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:07 am

Just in time for winter, lawmakers approve utilities assistance

 Illinois lawmakers approved funding this week to help low-income families pay their heating bills this winter, narrowly averting a potential humanitarian crisis.The program, known as LIHEAP, was...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 11:35 am

Daycare worker accused of murder

The trial of Cammie Kelly, a home daycare worker in Springfield who is accused of killing 11-month-old child in 2011, began Tuesday. The case questions the validity of "shaken baby syndrome," a contested theory in child deaths....
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 02:50 pm

Company sues state, rival firm over zoning

A company that wants to grow medical marijuana in Carlinville has sued the state Department of Agriculture and a rival company that has been granted a license to grow pot, claiming that the license was issued in violation of state law....

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