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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:06 am
Call it the scofflaw express. Starting Jan. 1, Sangamon County will start mailing out offers that many speeders and other minor traffic violators can’t refuse. Instead of making people go to the cou...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but it’s too late to prevent some of the damage caused by its closing. The museum system, with its main ca...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:06 am
The Jerome Police Department has one less place to catch traffic scofflaws since Michael Lopez, president of the village board, was caught using his cellphone while driving last month. Sgt. Daniel Ska...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:05 am
Sitting just across East Lake Shore Drive from Lake Springfield and the city’s electrical utility are a few ponds you wouldn’t want to swim in. They contain coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:06 am
On Oct. 19, we made a simple records request: What is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s email address? Instead of revealing how folks might reach His Raunerness, the governor’s staff this week told Illinois Tim...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:05 am
An unscrupulous band of thugs has attacked Springfield with a most cruel and barbarous weapon: yarn. Their first vicious attack can be witnessed where the 600 block of Myrtle Street meets South Sixth...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:06 am
The first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors this week in Marion, population 17,413. They even held a ribbon cutting, which was much attended by downstate local press and chamber of commerc...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:05 am
Truckload after truckload of medical supplies stream from a 44,000-square-foot warehouse north of Springfield, destined for communities in need around the globe. It’s Hospital Sisters Mission Outrea...
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 12:06 am
 While a panel of state legislators acted quickly to pick a replacement for retiring Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland (see article this page), another high-level investigative office in stat...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:07 am
 Folks who work in prisons aren’t supposed to be criminals. And then there is Dr. Arthur Davida, erstwhile medical director at Stateville Correctional Center. Davida was once in private practic...


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