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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:17 am

A judge ordered him released. He’s still in jail.

Perhaps the biggest question about Marco Nicolas-Sanchez is why he stayed.Maybe he was naïve. He got busted for driving under the influence in Rantoul last year, and it’s well-known that illegal im...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:01 am
With a fiscal year 2020 operating budget in place and a historic legislative session in the rearview mirror, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is “cautiously optimistic” about the state’s new ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:08 am

Poplar Place redeveloper wins tax credits

 A dilapidated Springfield housing development cleared a hurdle this month with the award of tax credits by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.It is, project backers say, the biggest step...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:07 am

John Knoepfle, 96, reads from his latest work May 25

 I recently sat down with John and Peg Knoepfle at their residence in Hickory Glen to ask questions about their life experiences, both personal and literary. I quickly surmised that both are mast...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:06 am
 In America, anything is possible. Good or bad.Three years ago, a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida. On Saturday, thousands of people, no one can say for sure just how many, g...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:08 am

Home scheduled for auction

 Springfield has fewer than three dozen sites on the National Register of Historic Places. One of them is hitting the auction block.The Freeman-Hughes home at the intersection of West Monroe and...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:07 am
 The city of Springfield wants more information from developers of a proposed $56 million downtown hotel-apartment complex that would be built with $7.65 million in public money via tax increment...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:06 am

Staff walks out with her

 The entire State Journal-Register newsroom escorted now former editor Angie Muhs as she was walked out of the building Monday by general manager Eugene Robinson after submitting her re...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:05 am

Legislation would require reporting to local authorities within 48 hours

 Dog owners who have their four-legged friends microchipped hope doing so will speed the dogs’ return if they get lost. Legislation being considered in the General Assembly might also help spee...


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