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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am

Prosecutor’s office embraces double dipping

While Gov. Bruce Rauner pushes for steep budget cuts throughout state government, at least one agency has figured out a way to cut payroll.The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s off
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am

Charity accused of fraud

 Tower of Refuge, a charity run by a felon and his wife that has been accused of defrauding the state of Illinois, was so loosely run that one member of the organization’s purported board of di
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am

Funeral plans in flux

 The reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of that event is not coming together in the usual way for an occasion that organizers promise will be once in a lifetime.N
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan agree on at least one thing.Changes are needed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. And those changes may result in a diffe
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am

City disputes jury award

 While city officials second-guess the verdict, two jurors say that the jury intended to award more than $1 million to the family of a boy who drowned in Lake Springfield.The jurors both spoke on
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Is it time for Illinois to lift the ban?

Bobcat hunting, Ron Edgerly swears, is about as much fun as a man can have in the woods. Just listen to him tell what happened when the quarry doubled back on its tracks in the frozen Gogomain Swamp i
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 Lifeguards who never practiced rescue plans. A complaint about no lifeguards on duty less than a month before tragedy struck. A 16-year-old boy who didn’t know how to swim.It added up to a $1
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am

Sgro faces challenge on park board

 George Bush – the first one – was in the White House, Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet (or claimed to) and Jerry Garcia was still leading the Grateful Dead when Leslie Sgro became
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am

Aldermanic candidates struggle with questions

There were nearly enough Springfield aldermen, would-be and otherwise, to field two football teams at a Monday candidates’ forum sponsored by Inner City Older Neighborhoods.But the 21 candidates for
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Study finds CWLP plants should close

 Both sides agree.Two aging coal-fired generators owned by City Water, Light and Power are akin to automobiles that are getting on in years. At some point, the owner must ask: Should I continue s


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