CURRENT NEWS

 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and...
 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid...
 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury...
 Shareese Tinsey, a Springfield mother of five children, had been struggling to find a job that would provide a steady income. That changed when Rev. Margaret Ann Jessup offered Tinsey a job at W...

CAP CITY NEWS

Julio Barrenzuela says he left Springfield so he could come back. Springfield’s official “Salsa Ambassador” moved to California in 2012, but he’s still working to better his hometown, a city t...
Emotions filled the conference room in the lower level of the PAC building at the University of Illinois Springfield as Kerry Poynter, director of the UIS LGBTQA resource office and his staff read the...

GUEST OPINION

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t...
 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just...

Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?

 It sounded like a Seinfeld episode. The Salvation Army buys a building on Ninth Street for a new homeless shelter and spends half a mill fixing it up, only for Mayor Jim Langfelder to tell them,...

The governor tries to divide Illinois against itself – again

 Bruce Rauner is trying to divide Downstate from Chicago over school funding. It’s a low tactic that has a long tradition, as I noted in this column from the IT of June 5, 1981. The much longer...

JIM HIGHTOWER

 This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.The “Mexican” is Gonzalo Curiel. He’s a federal judge w...
 What’s past, as Shakespeare has told us, is prologue.2016 has been a wild political season. This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Cli...

RICH MILLER

 Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever thought that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration could ever keep state operations running for a year without an actual state budget.State and federal courts have...
 Near the top of any list of Illinois government’s many problems is that House Speaker Michael Madigan has made a decades-long game out of messing with the minds and the agendas of our governor...

Furniture ministry uplifts and empowers women to become employed

 Shareese Tinsey, a Springfield mother of five children, had been struggling to find a job that would provide a steady income. That changed when Rev. Margaret Ann Jessup offered Tinsey a job at W...

Ambulance provided air, not oxygen

 The what-and-who part of the puzzle didn’t take long for the Illinois Department of Public Health to figure out. The why remains a mystery.Within months of receiving a 2014 report that members...

Claims switch to Wyndham brand is default

 The loan servicing company for banks that hold a mortgage to the Wyndham hotel in downtown Springfield has foreclosed on the property, claiming that the hotel’s switch from the Hilton to Wyndh...

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