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Friday, March 20, 2015 12:00 am

County administrator set for raise

Sangamon County administrator Brian McFadden has gotten a pay hike of nearly 25 percent. McFadden, who had made $116,025, now earns $145,000 a year.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Funeral reenactment runs into problems

 While organizers scramble for money, some Civil War reenactors are outraged about changing plans for the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of his passing.Reenac
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Secretary of State is one of the good guys of FOIA

 FOIA Facts and FrictionStaff writer Bruce Rushton will sit on a panel organized by the Better Government Association to discuss the state Freedom of Information Act and the future of the law int
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am

Mike Houston reflects on 12 years as mayor

Having finished third in the Feb. 24 primary, Mayor Mike Houston is finished as mayor. But he isn’t categorical about running for elective office in the future, nor is he shy about defending his rec
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am

Judge spanks deputy in excessive force case

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy with a history of running afoul of judges is again in trouble in a courtroom.This time, Deputy Travis Koester is in the crosshairs of U.S. District Court Jud
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 am

DeMentri in altercation at Hooters

Vince DeMentri, anchorman for WICS television news, was reportedly involved in a physical altercation at Hooters in Springfield hours after Tuesday’s election.
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


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