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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The race is on to replace Williamson

 Rosemarie Long likes fundraisers. As chairwoman of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee, she says she enjoys getting out and seeing people.But Long has been conspicuously absent at f...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
Illinoisans who plan to carry a firearm may want to be on the lookout for where exactly guns will be allowed. And businesses will have to let them know where guns aren’t welcome. The Illinois State ...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Illinoisans can expect several months before medical cannabis is dispensed

 Despite uncertainty surrounding Illinois’ new medical marijuana law, experts are sure of one thing: it’s going to be a while before the first prescription is filled. The use of cannabis for ...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Funding referendum could be on November ballot

Springfield Public Schools could ask taxpayers for a boost soon, but the school board first plans to make another round of budget cuts.At a school board meeting on Jan. 7, the board unanimously approv...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield K9s find drugs in 25 percent of searches

Flip a coin and pick a side. Repeat 50 times. Chances are, you’ll guess the coin toss more often than drug-sniffing police dogs in Springfield found contraband in traffic stops during 2012....
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Prosecutors duck FOIA

 When is a prosecutor actually a judge?When the legislature and the courts say so, at least in Illinois, where state’s attorneys are winning fights to gain exemption from the state Freedom of I...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 Samuel Johnson knew something was up before he even left the highway.  Just before midnight on Nov. 4, Johnson was returning from Bloomington in his Mitsubishi Diamante whe...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am

Activists want jobs

 Community activists say that minorities aren’t getting enough out of high-speed rail and railroad consolidation work in Springfield. “This is not a game we play – this is ...

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