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Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 02:08 pm

Peeler named to post in 2013

  Julie Peeler has announced her resignation as director of the Henson Robinson Zoo.   Peeler, who was named zoo director in 2013, has accepted a job on the East Coast, said Dere...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:08 am

Controversial toll road loses second court battle

 A federal court struck down last week an environmental study used to justify a new tollway in northern Illinois.It’s the second such loss in court for the controversial project, which was alre...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:07 am

Exelon, Dynegy reportedly seeking compromise

 Controversial legislation to subsidize unprofitable nuclear plants in Illinois may see a vote after the election as lawmakers return to Springfield for the fall veto session.
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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:08 am
 Even Avery Bourne doesn’t believe what the GOP has said about her opponent Mike Mathis in the 95th House District race.“Mike Mathis chaired a political group that helped bankroll a politicia...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:07 am

Reforms make return to prison less likely

 Parolees accused of violating parole conditions may have a better shot at avoiding prison under a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit against state prison authorities.The settlement in t...
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 01:45 pm

City mum on key details

A bicyclist suffered a serious head injury last month after a pillar tumbled onto his head in downtown Springfield, but the city won't release the man's name or his condition....
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:32 am

Tax breaks cost Illinois billions

 The aggressive and unrepentant tax avoidance of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has become a major flashpoint in the presidential campaign, but it also underscores a broader de...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:31 am

Illinois taking steps to stop improper health care payments

 Want to make some easy cash? Try defrauding Medicaid.It’s a booming business, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which says the total amount of “improper...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:31 am

More than 60 guns stolen in two Springfield burglaries

 Less than two weeks after burglars stole more than 50 guns in a heist that wasn’t discovered until the next morning, Letz Hunt and Sport is back in business.Sydney Letz has been selling guns f...

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