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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 06:27 pm

Milhiser tapped as next U.S. attorney

Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser has been nominated to become U.S. attorney in Springfield. Meanwhile, Robin Schmidt, widow of the late John Schmidt, who had just been appointed...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:51 am

Sent emails to U.S. attorney staff about pending case

A woman convicted of international parental kidnapping is asking for a new trial on the grounds that U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce sent emails to a paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s office...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:08 am

City revisits “historic” ordinance

 The Springfield City Council is poised to water down an ordinance aimed at putting city residents to work on public works projects.The proposal before the council would cut fines for contractors...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:07 am
 Farmers and environmentalists stand around a deep trench dug in a soybean field listening to Donna Brandt from the University of Missouri Soil Health Assessment Center. She climbs into the trenc...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 am
Excavated remains of homes burned during the 1908 Springfield race riot could be destroyed or buried by city government and railroad officials. According to Jerry Jacobson of the nonprofit organizatio...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 am
Freshly energized by commemorations of the 110th anniversary of the 1908 race riot and the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Steve Jackman of Sp...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 05:06 pm

Victim stabbed 39 times by lover

There were 20 people and five boxes of tissues in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia Friday for the sentencing of Emmaline Osborne, who got 28 years for the 2016 murde...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:08 am
 There is a fresh coat of paint on the firehouse, roads have been repaved, flowers are in bloom and the 2018 Illinois State Fair is set to open on Thursday, Aug. 9.Fair manager Luke Sailer appear...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:07 am

Former inmate claims abuse by counselor

 A former Logan Correctional Center inmate has sued three prison employees, saying that she was sexually assaulted by a prison counselor, then suffered retaliation when her claims came to light.T...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:06 am
We never quite understood why University of Springfield Illinois ended up where it did, on the outskirts of town where easy access to Wendy’s and Taco Bell on Toronto Road is about the best thing on...

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