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Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:07 am

Pritzker gets his agenda enacted. Madigan calls session “historic.”

 Minutes after the Senate put the final touches on first-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s sweeping legislative agenda Sunday, June 2, the governor addressed media and delivered a message: �...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:09 am

Eli Hernandez is becoming a nurse

 The job description for a nurse is full of things that people with autism have difficulty doing. But to Elijah “Eli” Hernandez, difficult does not mean impossible.“There were plenty of tim...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:10 am

A new study reveals the rich history of African-American life in Springfield

 A. Morris Williams came to Springfield as a 23-year-old cobbler in 1902. Within five years he had obtained a law degree, which he put to use helping fellow African-Americans file retribution cla...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09 am

Politicians wrestle with legal weed

 Gov. J. B. Pritzker and other backers of recreational marijuana have said that ending cannabis prohibition is about social justice, public health and reality, not just money.Nonetheless, Pritzke...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:09 am

Accidental overdoses can lead to drug-induced homicide charges

 In Sangamon County, just three people have been charged with drug-induced homicide since Illinois passed a law in 1988 allowing criminal charges for distributing a substance that proves fatal to...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:07 am

Springfield’s bishop has a history

A quarter-century ago, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago was in crisis.A priest had been indicted for sexually abusing a child. Lawsuits were pending. Priests were removed from parishes after the ch...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:11 am

DCFS caseworkers have a tough job. Inconsistency at the top and understaffing make it worse.

 With 15 directors in 16 years, court-ordered compliance, government reviews, stormy legislative hearings and several recent highly publicized deaths of children, the Illinois Department of Child...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:10 am

Autism Support of Central Illinois hosts April 27 fundraiser

 On Saturday, April 27, central Illinois families are invited to enjoy several hours of sensory-friendly activities during Autism Support of Central Illinois’ Family Fun Day and Walk. The annua...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:09 am

Annual plant sale is May 4 at fairgrounds

 For 90 years the Springfield Civic Garden Club has been helping to beautify neighborhoods across the community. The club’s annual plant sale has earned a reputation as an affordable source for...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:08 am

Meet Pamela Cohen Hirsch, Class of 1964.

 The Springfield High School (SHS) Hall of Fame honors graduates who have achieved national eminence. Pamela Cohen Hirsch, class of 1964, is the most recent honoree, inducted March 29 at a ceremo...


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