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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 04:37 pm

Committee of Sangamon County Board approves deal in contentious lawsuit

The estate of a man who died in 2010 during an encounter with Sangamon County sheriff’s deputies will receive $40,000 in a settlement by a committee of the Sangamon County Board today.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:07 am

State budget impasse hobbles homelessness efforts

 At least one homeless shelter in Springfield is facing cuts as the state budget impasse drags on. Helping Hands of Springfield is one of more than 100 anti-homelessness groups across the state s...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:06 am

Inmate died after cancer went untreated

Wexford Health Sources, a Pennsylvania company that holds the contract to provide health care to Illinois inmates, has agreed to pay $800,000 to the family of a prisoner who died in 2012 after doctors...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:05 am

Someone paid Internet users to join fight against sugar tax

Call it a case of a rogue advertiser: An Illinois business group is bewildered after an unknown someone paid Internet users to sign their petition against a proposed tax on sugary drinks.The Illinois...
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 01:17 pm

They call him Green for a reason

 Car dealer Todd Green is bullish on golf courses, and Piper Glen is on his buy list.“I have not made a formal offer,” Green said of the financially troubled course in Chatham. “I do have a...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

District takes steps to open Lanphier for disabled

 Faced with a federal lawsuit, Springfield School District 186 is making the Lanphier High School basketball gymnasium more accessible to people with disabilities.John McQuillan, the father of a...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

Double-digit increases under review for insurance exchanges

 Some consumers may pay significantly higher health insurance premiums in 2016 if insurers in Illinois get their way.At least 14 plans on the Illinois health insurance exchange could see double-d...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois moving toward rehab and data to reform youth prisons

 Nine years after splitting from its parent agency, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice continues to struggle at fulfilling its mission. However, a new action plan released earlier this y...
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 02:07 pm

Investigation launched

Gov. Bruce Rauner is reportedly shutting down the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, which aims to digitize every piece of paper that touched the hands of the Great Emancipator....


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