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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:05 am

Someone paid Internet users to join fight against sugar tax

Call it a case of a rogue advertiser: An Illinois business group is bewildered after an unknown someone paid Internet users to sign their petition against a proposed tax on sugary drinks.The Illinois...
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 01:17 pm

They call him Green for a reason

 Car dealer Todd Green is bullish on golf courses, and Piper Glen is on his buy list.“I have not made a formal offer,” Green said of the financially troubled course in Chatham. “I do have a...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

District takes steps to open Lanphier for disabled

 Faced with a federal lawsuit, Springfield School District 186 is making the Lanphier High School basketball gymnasium more accessible to people with disabilities.John McQuillan, the father of a...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

Double-digit increases under review for insurance exchanges

 Some consumers may pay significantly higher health insurance premiums in 2016 if insurers in Illinois get their way.At least 14 plans on the Illinois health insurance exchange could see double-d...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois moving toward rehab and data to reform youth prisons

 Nine years after splitting from its parent agency, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice continues to struggle at fulfilling its mission. However, a new action plan released earlier this y...
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 02:07 pm

Investigation launched

Gov. Bruce Rauner is reportedly shutting down the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, which aims to digitize every piece of paper that touched the hands of the Great Emancipator....
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:06 am

Appellate court reverses shaken-baby conviction

An appellate court has overturned the conviction of a Springfield man who was sentenced to 16 years after being convicted of battery to his infant daughter.In reversing the 2012 conviction of Mark Wil...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:08 am

Concrete replaces street bricks

 Folks love brick streets in Springfield.“There’s a keen interest in preserving the brick streets in the neighborhoods,” says Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin. “The brick work is so highly uniqu...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:07 am

Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit

 A federal magistrate judge has sided with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who died after an altercation with deputies who deployed Tasers more t...

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