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Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers move to update divorce, child custody law

 The patchwork quilt that is Illinois family and divorce law is getting restitched for the first time in nearly 40 years, with potential changes for divorce and child custody cases.The Illinois F...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

State pension lawsuit heads to Illinois Supreme Court

 The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit over public pension benefits next week, bringing to a head fundamental disagreements over the rights conferred by Illinois’ constitu...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

Judge spanks deputy in excessive force case

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy with a history of running afoul of judges is again in trouble in a courtroom.This time, Deputy Travis Koester is in the crosshairs of U.S. District Court Jud...
Monday, March 2, 2015 03:56 pm

DeMentri in altercation at Hooters

Vince DeMentri, anchorman for WICS television news, was reportedly involved in a physical altercation at Hooters in Springfield hours after Tuesday’s election....
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am

Prosecutor’s office embraces double dipping

While Gov. Bruce Rauner pushes for steep budget cuts throughout state government, at least one agency has figured out a way to cut payroll.The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s off...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am

Charity accused of fraud

 Tower of Refuge, a charity run by a felon and his wife that has been accused of defrauding the state of Illinois, was so loosely run that one member of the organization’s purported board of di...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am

Final decision rests with state department of ag

The Menard County Board of Commissioners voted not to recommend approval of a proposed hog farm near Petersburg on Tuesday night. The recommendation is nonbinding, however, and the farm may still be a...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am

SIU medical school uses music to help dementia patients

 It had been a while since James could recall holding his newborn son in his arms. Listening to his new iPod, however, brought that memory to the surface for the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Funeral plans in flux

 The reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of that event is not coming together in the usual way for an occasion that organizers promise will be once in a lifetime.N...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Prison reform advocate leading state agency

 Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce Illinois’ use of incarceration. His commitment to prison and sentencing reform is evident in the person he hired to crunch the numbers.Until recently, John Ma...

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