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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, Jan. 24, 2019 12:36 am

Circuit clerk says it was hack job

A Facebook post quoting conservative former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann saying that Muslims are out to destroy Christianity briefly appeared on the Facebook page of Sangamon County...
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 05:53 pm

Contract would require 15 years in city

Call it residency lite. Springfield firefighters have ratified a contract with the city that would require new hires to live within city limits for 15 years. After that, they could live whereve...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 10:53 pm

YMCA boosters, St. John's can't make deal

A glitch has emerged over development of a new downtown YMCA at the edge of Enos Park on Fourth and Carpenter streets. Joe Hurwitz, project developer, told the Springfield City Council on Thursd...
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 04:10 pm

ALPLM says it will study fan, clock

 A stovepipe hat that purportedly belonged to the Great Emancipator isn’t the only artifact at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that needs further research to flesh out pr...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:18 am

Multiple charges for school board member

Springfield school board member Adam Lopez was arrested about an hour ago and booked into the Sangamon County jail on three felony charges.The charges include financial exploitation of the elderly in...
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 01:03 pm

Taking job in Indianapolis

John Childress, temporary head of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Central District of Illinois, is leaving.Sharon Paul, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield, confirmed ...
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 06:03 pm

Cops tight lipped

Springfield school board member Adam Lopez is under criminal investigation. “We have a report concerning Mr. Lopez, but we are not able to comment on it at this time,” said Lt. Brian Oakes o...
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...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:53 am

Dead inmate's family kept in dark

Nearly two weeks after her younger brother was found dead in his cell at Pinckneyville Correctional Center, Dana Caley wants answers. So far, Caley says, the only information she and other relat...

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