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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am

But lawmakers move to reduce jail time for mentally ill

 The state House of Representatives last week passed a bill designed to expedite the transfer of mentally ill inmates from county jails to state mental health facilities.But a bill that would res
News
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am

DUI, misdemeanor cases dropping

 The number of misdemeanor and driving under the influence cases has plummeted in Sangamon County.Last year, prosecutors filed 1,323 misdemeanor cases compared to 1,733 cases in 2015. The reducti
News
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am

Press association fixed contest

 The annual journalism contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association is supposed to be a measuring stick for excellence, a chance for newspapers large and small to boast to readers about wi
Music
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 am

Cooper delivers at convention center

Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey Circus will hold its last performance next month. No matter. There is still Alice Cooper, who is a long way from folding his tent.
Feature
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am

Mentally ill inmates clog jails. Sometimes they die.

Tiffany Ann Rusher could be a handful. She was nonetheless loved.In Rusher’s final days, relatives gathered at St. John’s Hospital. Her mother, Kelli Andrews, rubbed Rusher’s stomach and feet in
News
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am

We’re not worthy, but he talked to IT anyway

 At 69 and still singing “I’m Eighteen” for fun and profit, Alice Cooper is, arguably, the luckiest man in America.The artist formerly known as Vincent Furnier didn’t hit it big way back
News
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am

Picking the brain of ALPM head Alan Lowe

Nine months into his tenure as director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Alan Lowe looks and sounds like a man at ease.
News
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am

Prison jobs pay big

 While legislators consider banning the Illinois Department of Corrections from privatizing prison health care jobs, pay records show that prison workers earn substantially more than counterparts
News
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am

CMS employee pocketed money orders

 When purchasers of surplus state property showed up with money orders at the Central Management Services warehouse on South 10 1/2 Street, Ashleigh E. Watson, office administrator, was eager to

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