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Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am
The wheels are in motion for Springfield area bicyclists, who after this spring will have several new opportunities for expanded routes and services.The Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council, set up in
Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am

Bill would require sexual assault kits to be sent for analysis

For victims of sexual assault, the pain and invasion of privacy doesn’t end with their attack.If victims seek help from an Illinois hospital, they’re subjected to four-to-six-hours of evid
Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:00 am

Thirty years later, Illinois midwives fight for birth rights

Celeste Tanner, a 30-year-old nurse, had never known anyone who had a baby in a hospital – or anyone who used drugs to dull the pain – until a month ago.The third child and first daughter
Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 am
Police reports obtained by Illinois Times late last week reveal further details about the November 2009 arrest of a Springfield man that led to an internal affairs investigation — and the subseq
Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:00 am

Springfield police officer gets 15-day suspension for “use of force”

Darius Billops has spent his fair share of time behind bars. The 29-year-old from Springfield has collected a laundry list of indiscretions, starting in 1998 with traffic violations like driving witho
Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:00 am

Springfield and Illinois hope to increase tourism despite poor economy

Illinois Bureau of Tourism Deputy Director Jan Kostner refuses to dwell on the poor economy and its effect on tourism.In mid-February, as she delivered the annual State of the State of Tourism Address
Thursday, March 4, 2010 12:00 am

Successful program pairs unlikely educators with community classrooms

Instead of becoming a college student, Fallon Rowl became a single mom.She got pregnant right after she graduated from Southeast High School, and for the next three years worked several office jobs to


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