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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 03:58 pm

Former sheriff candidate enforcing marijuana regs

Jack Campbell, who lost a bid last year to become Sangamon County sheriff, has been tabbed to run the office tasked with overseeing medical marijuana growers....
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:08 am

Hillsboro landowners seek remedy for coal slurry pond

 If Catherine Edmiston of Hillsboro gets her way, coal mining in Illinois could be drastically curtailed.The 86-year-old Edmiston has been fighting for a decade to shut down the Deer Run Mine nea...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:07 am
Springfield’s ongoing rail consolidation project could soon take a step forward, even as state lawmakers add a new layer of oversight.Construction on two new underpasses for the 10th Street rail cor...
Friday, July 10, 2015 03:56 pm

Judge reduces monthly payment after Parsons again fails to pay

Jeffrey Parsons evaded arrest today for skipping court-ordered restitution to his former employees, but the judge put Parsons on a short leash for the next four months....
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:05 am

Council approval first step in long process for second lake

 Springfield’s long-debated proposal for a second lake appears poised for approval by the city council, but the controversial Hunter Lake would still face hurdles.Mayor Jim Langfelder and eight...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:28 am

Lawsuit filed on behalf of prisoners in solitary confinement

For 23 hours a day, a roughly five-by-ten-foot concrete box is what Aaron Fillmore calls home. He’s been living in a room like that for the past 15 years.That’s according to a lawsuit filed las...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:07 am

But exhibit manager lacks qualifications

 More than a year ago, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launched a nationwide search for a director of exhibits.It was, according to a 2014 report, a critical position for an u...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:50 am

Sheriff’s official praises security

A Springfield woman got a loaded gun into the Sangamon County courthouse on Monday in an incident that sheriff’s officials say is best described as a fluke....
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:08 am

Liquor found in car after 2014 accident

 A Springfield police officer who crashed his car in 2014 with an open bottle of whiskey inside stood trial last week for driving under the influence.James Stewart was initially placed on adminis...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:07 am

Lawmakers highlight importance of funding for universities

 The Illinois Senate met June 16 to discuss the cost of college in Illinois in anticipation of sending the higher education funding bill to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who included a 30 percent cut to col...

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