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Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

EARL “WALLY” HENDERSON April 5, 1931-April 18, 2016

 If Wally Henderson had had his druthers, he would have been an astronaut.The first person in his family to go to college, Henderson came home to Springfield from the University of Illinois in th
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

LAWRENCE A. BROQUET March 25, 1927-Nov. 28, 2016

 Jean Broquet was having a lousy dayIt was July, in Detroit, where she lived with her husband, Larry, and four daughters. The heat and humidity were oppressive. There was laundry to be ironed. Th
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

CAROL ANN MERRILL March 27, 1953-June 7, 2016

One day, Carol Merrill just up and left.A state worker since 1982, Merrill’s experience and knowledge at the Illinois Department of Revenue was such that she helped write the manual on how to proces
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

SILVESTER WALTON, JR. Feb. 22, 1946-Oct. 11, 2016

 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet, praise him with the psaltery and harp.Praise him with the timbrel and dance, praise him with stringed instruments and organs.Praise him upon the loud cy
News
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Transferred from ALPLM post

Dave Bourland, exhibits manager at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been transferred to a new post as director of historic sites for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.H
News
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Judge repeats threat of jail

 Jeffrey Parsons, the embattled entrepreneur under criminal investigation for bamboozling folks from coast to coast, arrived at the federal courthouse last week in style.He came to Springfield, h
News
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 Lake Springfield exceeds pollution standards for phosphorous levels, and nitrogen is also an issue, according to a study by a consultant hired to measure pollution levels and propose solutions.I
News
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 12:00 am

Source says assistant wants top job

Tim Bass, head of the U.S. attorney’s public corruption unit based in Springfield, is angling for the top job, a source says.Bass would neither confirm nor deny that he’s interested in taking over
Feature
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

She’s sorry, and she wants her daughter back

 Just two months ago, Jennifer Watkins and her daughter Sidney were living a new life in Massachusetts that now seems light years away.Watkins moved from Florida to Massachusetts last summer. Wan
News
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Sangamon County prosecutor confirms interest

Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser could be in the running to become U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois, a source says.Milhiser, a Republican doesn’t deny that he’s i

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