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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...
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...
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 09:08 pm
Pet lovers had the opportunity to put a new animal protection state law into action during last week’s polar vortex, but some do-gooders were frustrated about limited action taken by law enforcement...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:08 am

Illinois Symphony Orchestra goes Scandinavian

 The frigid trudge of determined music lovers from the sleet-covered parking lot to Sangamon Auditorium lent verisimilitude to this past Saturday’s “Nordic Nights” concert by the Illinois S...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:07 am

Schock prosecutor used emails in complaint about judge

 A legal mess involving U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce began in 2017, when the judge dressed down an assistant U.S. attorney who was then lead prosecutor in a corruption case targeting for...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:06 am
 A series of events that seems as though it could only be written in a Hollywood script recently played out in the studio of WQNA 88.3 FM. The team at WQNA 88.3 FM, a student- and volunteer-run s...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:05 am

City, county leaders spar over Capital Township

 Sangamon County board chairman Andy Van Meter and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder agreed on at least one thing during a debate last week sponsored by Citizens Club of Springfield.Capital Townsh...
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 01:45 pm

Jury award comes after government fines

A Sangamon County jury has awarded $6.5 million to the family of Robert Folder, who died in 2014 after a mishap at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. Folder, 78, was being loaded i...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:32 am

Community effort to recognize 1908 race riots nationally underway

 U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, has put his name on a bill that would designate the area where remains of the 1908 Springfield race riots were uncovered as a national monument.  Raci...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:31 am
Gun dealers around the state have been hit with a new law that will impact more than who buys firearms. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 337 on Jan. 17, a holdover piece of legislation from the 1...

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