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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:11 am

Inmate sues after jail tasing

 Inmates who act up due to medical problems can be tased, even if their medical condition renders them incapable of understanding guards.That’s the stance taken by the Sangamon County sheriff�...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:10 am
It’s all or nothing for Curtis Lovelace, who has reportedly rejected an offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder and is now preparing to stand trial a second time for first-degree murder.The fo...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 01:13 pm

Police delay answer to records request

Ten days after a Springfield police officer shot and killed a mentally ill man, the department still has not released video footage that could show what happened.  In a response to a record...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:10 am

Lawmakers struggle without pay

 If you’re a state employee worried about Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s attempt to cut off pay due to the lack of a state budget, consider the plight of legislators.The comptroller’s offi...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:08 am
 Thanks to a new law, lead in drinking water will be tracked more proficiently at schools and day-care centers. On Jan. 16, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law requiring school districts statewide to...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:07 am

Sheriff’s office gets assault rifles

 Concerned about being outgunned, the Sangamon County sheriff’s office is equipping deputies with AR-15s.The civilian version of the military-issue M16 rifle that’s become a weapon of choice...

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