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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:07 am

Legislation would simplify changing gender on birth certificates

 For 54 years, Illinois’ Vital Records Act has prevented transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery. A bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Har...
Friday, April 8, 2016 11:19 am

Steroid-using cop must be reinstated

 Sangamon County Associate Judge Rudolph Braud has upheld the decision of an arbitrator who ruled that a Springfield police officer who tested positive for steroids cannot be fired.Loren Pettit,...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:11 am

Bills would keep past crimes from affecting job search

Eric Smith of Chicago is ready to take over his grandmother’s funeral home when she retires, but he can’t. That’s because Smith earned a criminal record when he was 17, and that mistake 27 years...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:10 am

Viper Mine supplies coal to CWLP

 The mine which supplies coal to Springfield’s municipal utility faces opposition from neighbors against a plan to expand a coal ash disposal site near Elkhart.The contested plan comes as the c...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:09 am

Gold Gym’s former owner fibbed, trustee says

 A U.S. bankruptcy court trustee has leveled fraud accusations against Maureen Suhadolnik, former owner of Gold’s Gym, which closed last year amid bankruptcy proceedings, In court papers filed...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:07 am

Social media makes law enforcement investigations easier

 In 1947, a police officer’s call to the communications desk was the best method to get information about potential suspects. Today, all they have to do is log in.Access to social media sites l...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 04:52 pm

Manar proposes new changes to Illinois’ education funding formula

The way Illinois determines funding for schools has not changed since 1997, when Illinois created its Education Funding Advisory Board, which recommends foundational level of funding for schools statewide. Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, plans to change that....

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