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Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 Remember those entertainment relics called “lounge singers” who could somewhat sleazily, but mostly cheesily, easily charm the pants off a mannequin? Bill Murray famously portrayed one in th...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

State pension lawsuit heads to Illinois Supreme Court

 The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit over public pension benefits next week, bringing to a head fundamental disagreements over the rights conferred by Illinois’ constitu...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 A state law aimed at helping municipalities deal with abandoned houses has generated nearly $4 million by taxing banks that foreclose on homes, but the slice of that pie available for Springfiel...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project files clemency petition in light of new research

 A former day care worker accused in 1995 of killing an infant by shaking him was denied a retrial last week, dealing a rare setback to the Springfield-based Illinois Innocence Project. DuPage Co...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
A recent meeting between Metro East legislators and Gov. Quinn’s staff turned heated at times, and as a result nothing was accomplished in the standoff over Quinn’s appointments to the Sou...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 09:44 am

United Way’s 2-1-1 telephone service offers help in crisis

Karen Zangerle dials the number and waits expectantly as a young man answers with a gentle tone. Zangerle explains that her husband has lost his job and the family won’t be able to pay an upcomi...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 03:45 pm

Nonprofit asks state to reexamine cost estimates

A Springfield nonprofit is asking the state to put the brakes on a plan to replace an elementary school building located north of downtown.Jerry Jacobson, spokesman for the nonprofit historic preserva...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 03:57 pm
Ron Stradt says he’s running for Sangamon County state’s attorney to restore trust and integrity to government.“If you work in the county building, you can get away with just about a...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 03:59 pm

Three-month-old recovered after apparent seizure

Richard Britts of Springfield told the police again and again that he never harmed his then three-month-old daughter, Saniya. “Right now, I know all fingers are pointing at me, man, but I love m...

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