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Thursday, March 7, 2013 09:48 am

Park district pays for vacation time

The Springfield Park District has frozen spending after discovering more than $165,000 has been paid out since 2010 to employees for unused vacation time.Mark Bartolozzi, director of finance and human...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 06:10 pm

IDOC adopts reformed program to lower prison population

Certain Illinois inmates have started to receive early release credits under administrative rules adopted this month by the Illinois Department of Corrections. The move follows a state law passed last...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 08:51 am

Compost symposium promotes growing produce

As the buy local/eat local movement continues to grow, Illinois families are beginning to transform their food experience. On Feb. 20, Lincoln Land Community College welcomed almost 100 participants t...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 08:17 am

What’s the cost of keeping or closing CCPA?

A popular Springfield middle school slated for closure may get a second chance at an upcoming school board meeting, based on public outcry and disputed cost-savings estimates.At the Feb. 18 meeting of...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 04:15 pm

State-run insurance exchange could see Senate vote next week

The Illinois Senate could vote next week on implementing a crucial piece of the federal health insurance reforms passed in 2010, but two competing bills could lead the state in opposite directions.The...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 03:23 pm

Todd Green testifies in THR bankruptcy

Hundreds of customers, vendors and employees didn’t get paid by THR and Associates. Car dealer Todd Green wasn’t one of them.During recent testimony in the bankruptcy case of the failed Sp...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 05:14 am

UIS establishes a controversial minor

In what might be a first in the nation, the University of Illinois Springfield has established an academic program called Liberty Studies.Students won’t be able to major in the subject, but the ...
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 05:37 pm

Disclosure comes amid questions

Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball. A guitar once owned by Eric Clapton. A model of the Starship Enterprise. These are among the items that an appraiser used in 2007 to establish the value of ...


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