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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:06 am
 Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in early February, following a series of public hearings in Chicago over the legislative break.On Jan. 22, lawmakers in Chic...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:07 am
 On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 1,500 people gathered in front of the State Capitol for the second annual Women’s March, part of a worldwide protest in favor of legislation and policies supporting...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:06 am
Barack Obama had been president for barely a year the last time the city of Springfield faced a budget crunch as serious as the one now facing the mayor and city council.With a $17 million gap to fill...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:09 am

Meet Leah Wilson

 The Kidzeum of Health and Science in Springfield took a step closer to opening with the hiring of its first staff member. Leah Wilson started Jan. 2 as executive director. Wilson says the words...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:08 am
 Caregivers in Illinois face possible suspension following changes to their overtime policy.The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) established a 45-hour per week maximum for personal as...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:07 am

Downtown apartments would be pricey

 Ghosts of pratfalls past haunted Springfield council chambers this week as the city approved public funding for a rogue developer with an unproven business plan who vows to take downtown where i...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:08 am

Overdoses take their toll in 2017

 They range, these Sangamon County drug overdose victims, from retirees to folks who fit squarely within the stereotype of hopeless drug addict.Consider the 63-year-old man found dead last March...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:07 am

Developers, planners consider land use

 Developers have made peace over a comprehensive land-use plan for Springfield, but a larger battle may lie ahead.Concerned that the draft plan would curb development, particularly on the city’...

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