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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Businesses frustrated with law four years after passage

 Although the 2010 federal health insurance reforms have survived nearly 50 repeal attempts and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law remains controversial. The Patient Protection and Afforda...
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 05:35 pm

Left outside in freezing night

Workers at the Sangamon County animal control center made a grisly discovery last Friday morning. It was shortly after 10 a.m. when workers found a mixed-breed dog, dead, inside an exercise p...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

New superintendent knows the school district and the issues

 For Jennifer Gill, this is a sort of homecoming. Gill was born and raised in Springfield, was educated in Springfield’s public schools and went on to teach in them. Soon, she will move into a...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Two well-known panhandlers in Springfield are appealing an initial defeat in their lawsuit against the city. Even if they lose the appeal, however, they’ll likely have another chance to make their c...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 After the Illinois Department of Transportation released a list of more than 150 properties along Springfield’s 10th Street rail line last summer, property owners face the risk of being scamme...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Landowner loses round in waste fight

A hearing officer has ruled against a landowner who fears that a plan to inject waste from a Carlinville coal mine into subterranean mining voids will pollute groundwater.The mine already has problems...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Suspicious aldermen file FOIAs

 Where’s Edward Snowden when you need him?That may well be what Springfield aldermen are asking themselves as they ponder whether Nathan Mihelich, the city’s communications director who repor...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Test at issue after crash

 A Springfield Park District employee who triggered a six-car accident last fall by neglecting to set the parking brake on a district garbage truck began a 10-day suspension this week.But consequ...

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