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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois has money for entertainment, but not vital services

 Fallout Boy got paid. So did Styx. So did The Fray and all of the other artists who performed at the Grandstand during the Illinois State Fair this year. How did that happen when Illinois isn’...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Unions say city can’t yank perk

 With tens of millions of public dollars at stake, unions representing city of Springfield employees have sued the city seeking to overturn a city council decision ending a pension-fattening perk...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:08 am

Judge issues $200,000 award

 The Springfield Urban League has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman who says that she was fired because she is white and refused to parti...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:07 am

Coordinated effort to help disadvantaged Sangamon County students

 From the moment they’re born, some children face hurdles to their mental, emotional and physical development. However, a movement is growing in Sangamon County to help those disadvantaged kids...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:06 am

Second Obed and Isaac’s to open

Court and Karen Conn, long a Springfield institution when it comes to having fun, are taking their show on the road to Peoria, where the couple has purchased a church-turned-banquet-hall that will bec...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 03:37 pm

Resigns after meeting with governor’s staff

Eileen Mackevich, director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has resigned....
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 09:05 am

Scheels in Springfield is not closing

Steve Luker doesn't know how the rumors started, but he knows one thing: they're not true. Scheels in Springfield is not closing, and the store has not refused to renew their lease....
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:09 am

Woman sues DNR for allegedly ignoring regulations

 An 11-year legal battle over a coal mine 40 miles south of Springfield continues as one woman claims the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t follow its own rules.The case questions...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:08 am

Sangamon County hospitals respond to disturbing health needs survey

 Although Sangamon County is first among all 102 Illinois counties for its quality of clinical care, it ranks 79th for overall health. That disconnect between health offerings and the community�...

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