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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:07 am

Report documents rigged system

 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s control of Illinois government comes largely from parliamentary rules that give him an iron grip over lawmakers and legislation, according to a recent...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:06 am

Would wear ankle bracelet to get daughter back

 Jennifer Watkins is many things.An accused fugitive from justice. A widow who wouldn’t cooperate with police who investigated the killing of her husband. She recently broke off an engagement t...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:05 am

Tailor shop survives on MacArthur

 After decades of sewing, Wilbur “Skip” Costa has succumbed.He no longer wears a tie to work, as he did back in the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan dropped jaws by wearing brown suits in the White...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:06 am

Not making fun of Springfield, but making Springfield fun

 Eight months ago, Springfield-based web series “The Studio Show” – which takes a quirky and humorous look at area arts and community – was featured on the cover of IT (“Making Springfi...
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 10:51 am

Transferred from ALPLM post

Dave Bourland, exhibits manager at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been transferred to a new post as director of historic sites for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.H...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:08 am

Judge repeats threat of jail

 Jeffrey Parsons, the embattled entrepreneur under criminal investigation for bamboozling folks from coast to coast, arrived at the federal courthouse last week in style.He came to Springfield, h...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:07 am
 Lake Springfield exceeds pollution standards for phosphorous levels, and nitrogen is also an issue, according to a study by a consultant hired to measure pollution levels and propose solutions.I...
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 02:40 pm

Source says assistant wants top job

Tim Bass, head of the U.S. attorney’s public corruption unit based in Springfield, is angling for the top job, a source says.Bass would neither confirm nor deny that he’s interested in taking over...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:07 am

Amanda Vinicky, longtime WUIS reporter, on Illinois politics and her new job in Chicago

 As Statehouse bureau chief for Illinois Public Radio, Amanda Vinicky has been a familiar, authoritative voice on WUIS for a decade, providing excellent coverage of state politics and government....

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