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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 04:17 pm
Macoupin County good, everyone else bad. That’s the assessment of the Illinois Policy Institute when it comes to government transparency in counties in western and central Illinois. The institut...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 07:58 pm
Ah, the sweetgum tree. Such a nice name, evoking visions of sugarplums and chocolate chips falling from cotton-candy clouds before the rainbow arrives.The truth, as we all know, is much different. Tho...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 09:45 am
Gov. Pat Quinn can’t catch a break these days. He’s hounded at nearly every public appearance by angry union workers because of his efforts to cut union pay, renege on contractual raises a...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 11:51 pm
The Sangamon County Bar Association is addressing two well-known shortages by putting another lawyer in the local courthouse while also gracing Springfield with not one but three depictions of Abraham...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 07:45 pm
Erin Hart has autism, but you’d never know it when she’s on the ice. The 18-year-old figure skater from Pleasant Hill, Ill., trains at Springfield’s Nelson Center ice arena twice a w...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 10:52 am
Upon further review, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School administrators have apparently decided not to demand prosecution of nine former students who placed thousands of paper cups filled with water on t...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 09:25 am
You can’t pay a lawyer with pie…or can you? The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association is holding a Thanksgiving pie sale, with proceeds funding their safety and security program ...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 07:32 pm
The federal government is demanding more than $61,000 from the Village of Jerome, the village treasurer has resigned and more trouble could be coming.In an Oct. 25 letter to village officials, an admi...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 01:24 pm
Sangamon County prosecutors are mulling whether to file charges against nine former Sacred Heart-Griffin students who filled hundreds of paper cups with water and placed them on the floor of a school ...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 03:28 pm
Two City Water, Light and Power retirees have reimbursed the city more than $12,000 for power bills going back as far as a decade.The retirees had been paying half what they should have for electricit...


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