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Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 06:52 pm

Can't say why Aurora shooter obtained gun permit

Illinois State Police say they’re trying to determine whether an apparent crack in a system to catch felons before they obtain licenses to buy and possess guns was an isolated case or a bigger is...
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 06:04 pm

Close to deal with law office

Springfield Clinic is close to making a deal for expanded parking near its building on South Sixth Street. The clinic plans to purchase property where the Londrigan, Potter, Randle law office n...
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 05:34 pm

Shooter got FOID card, felon got hired

The failure of Illinois State Police to catch a felony conviction of a man who obtained a Firearms Owner and Identification card, then allegedly killed five people in Aurora with a legally purchase...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:07 am
 Rev. Paul Hemenway is all about authenticity, and his career even before devoting his life to God and his ministry was about throwing out labels and being yourself. Hemenway isn’t just the sen...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:06 am

Ward 6 race focuses on public works issues

 Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso is facing a challenge from a political newcomer who said her motivation to run for city council struck her while raking leaves.  Candidate Elizabeth Jones,...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:05 am

Historians talk politics

 Abraham Lincoln was notoriously silent on his career in Illinois state politics.In an 1859 autobiographical statement sent to a Republican friend in Pennsylvania, the future president devoted ex...
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 05:20 pm

Prosecutors complete Purchase investigation

The Illinois State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor’s office has cleared Lakeisha Purchase, a Springfield aldermanic candidate who was the subject of a complaint alleging that she had omitted in...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:07 am
With Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s support of recreational marijuana, state lawmakers are moving swiftly to add Illinois to the list of states that legalize the consumption, sale and growth of recreational c...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:06 am
Let’s see. What has happened on Feb. 12? The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was formed. That was in 1909. President Bill Clinton was acquitted by the Senate after being i...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:05 am
A Republican lawmaker has introduced a unique bill that he perceives to be a good way to reduce challenges to Illinoisans’ Second Amendment rights. Neil Anderson, R-Moline, introduced a piece of leg...

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