CURRENT NEWS

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy is serving a six-month suspension after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug possession last month.Deputy John Bartello was placed on paid administrative leav...
 Despite attempts at an overall cheery tone, the views presented during “Obamacare after Obama: The future of U.S. health care at a crossroads,” a conference held at the Memorial Center for L...
 A Springfield-based developer wants to reconfigure the downtown area by developing a casino.Chris Stone, owner of EMS Midwest, Inc., recently proposed plans to members of the city council and Ma...
 Organizers from Lincoln Land Community College, the Illinois State Police and Illinois Air National Guard will host the Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, May 27, at 8 a.m. on the LLCC C...

CAP CITY NEWS

A new cafe in Springfield’s west side aims to develop life skills for children with developmental disabilities. On May 23, the Hope Learning Academy (HLA), community leaders and volunteers cut the r...
As we enter the final week of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation, a Springfield-based nonprofit, is participating in the “Million Ear Challenge,” the goal o...

GUEST OPINION

Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating... for a week. A few days later it arrives at a bipartis...

The latest Y block plans are revealed

 You know how it goes. A rich family buys an old place in a once-posh neighborhood and starts to fix it up. They’re worried that plans for multi-family apartments in the empty lot across the st...

Illinois’ nature was shaped by people – and vice versa

 In 2013, a too-small audience gathered on the U of I main campus to listen to the first of a series of lectures offered by the Prairie Research Institute, as our state’s scientific surveys are...

JIM HIGHTOWER

 Anti-immigrant eruptions are older than the U.S. itself, and they’ve flared up periodically throughout our history, targeting the Irish, French, Italians and Chinese, among others. Even Donald...
Comandante Trump, El Jefe, the gringo strongman!That’s the image our current Commander in Chief seems to be cultivating. He has surrounded himself with generals, he cavalierly threatens war with all...

RICH MILLER

 Democrats have been privately grumbling for a while now that Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t truly interested in good faith negotiations on a balanced budget with economic reforms to end the two-and-a...
The thin-skinned, strong-arm Statehouse partisanship of the past two and a half years reached out and infected the Illinois Conference of Women Legislators’ annual fundraising gala last week.COWL is...

Fights at ALPLM hit Lincoln papers

 Disagreements and dysfunction have been so serious at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project that the former director once threatened to move the program out of Illinois, according to testimony d...
A new bill pledges to save low-income seniors from budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.In a press conference at the State Capitol on May 10, Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgi...

Former employees claim discrimination

Two former employees of the Intensive English Program at University of Illinois Springfield have sued UIS, claiming the university discriminated against students from the Middle East and Mexico.The fe...
 The rally began as students and faculty gathered around Illinois’ Statehouse Rotunda, chanting “Fund our futures” and “Do your Job,” calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to fund higher educati...

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