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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:07 am

Another school funding reform group meets

 By most accounts, Aug. 3 was an auspicious day for school funding reform in Illinois. It marked the first meeting of the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, a bipartisan group which aims...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Chief hopes footage offers evidence, accountability

 Body cameras aren’t a panacea, warns Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow. Still, he believes the cameras will reinforce the fact that his officers perform their duties well.Winslow invited...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:06 am

Law makes local governments announce pre-retirement pay bumps

 It’s been a not-so-secret secret in Illinois for decades, and state lawmakers are trying to drag the infamous “pension spike” into the sunlight – at least among local governments.A law s...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:05 am

Agreement admits no wrongdoing by officers

The City of Springfield settled a lawsuit last week filed by a pregnant woman who was shocked with a stun gun by a police officer in 2013....
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:08 am

Former alderman faces suspension

 A former Springfield alderman is facing a possible 90-day suspension from his legal practice by the Illinois Supreme Court.The case against former Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman argued by the Illinois...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:07 am

ALPLM gets a new director

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum last week welcomed its fifth director since opening day in 2005.Alan Lowe is somewhat a lifer in the world of presidential libraries, having s...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois Supreme Court proposes change to chaining juveniles

Paul Cain remembers many of his clients. There was the 14-year-old boy with ADHD, accused of retail theft and possession of a stolen car. There was the 16-year-old girl who suffered from anxiety attac...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:09 am

Candidates engage for November election

 Pity candidates for judicial posts.While folks running for alderman or mayor or governor or the legislature can talk about darn near anything they want in their campaigns, those who want to be a...


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