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Breaking News
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 am

Simpson says she won't mount court challenge

April 2 aldermanic elections are finally over, with Shawn Gregory, a political newcomer, becoming the Ward 2 alderman after the Springfield City Council tonight declared a tie. After a tie was
Feature
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am

Horse racing struggles in Illinois

 Shortly after the first race, a thunderstorm descends on Arlington International Racecourse, just north of Chicago.An hour before post time, families toting coolers had streamed into the track,
Upon Further Review
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

“Their actions following their victory were not what…fans have come to expect from their champions,” the head of the sport’s sanctioning body said afterward, calling the celebratory behavior �
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am

Judge awards guardianship to daughter

 A Moultrie County judge last week awarded guardianship of an elderly Amish woman to the woman’s daughter, capping a fight that has spilled from the insular world of the Amish to the civil cour
Upon Further Review
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am

Opening up government, one lawsuit at a time

 It being Independence Day, let’s celebrate government that’s supposed to be of the people and by the people, even in Illinois.When founding fathers created America nearly 250 years ago, the
News
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 am

Bill awaits governor’s signature

 If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street. – George HarrisonThe cost of driving, or even just parking, is going up in Illinois.In addition to doubling the gas tax from 19 cents to 38 cents per
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 am

Triathlon dies in Petersburg

 I am as much a fan of triathlon as I am of watching paint dry.As colored latex crusts, you say, “Looky there,” then cook up another toasted-cheese-and-bacon sandwich, which I’m told is to
Breaking News
Friday, June 21, 2019 12:00 am

Fraud suspected at police charity

The Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, a private nonprofit that’s helped fund the new downtown memorial park to fallen police officers, has frozen bank accounts and reported a suspected c
Upon Further Review
Friday, June 21, 2019 12:00 am

Then let’s talk

Two decades after Al Gore may or may not have claimed credit for inventing the internet, I wonder whether Benjamin Franklin, who invented a lot of things, would have wanted the honor.I say this after

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