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News
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:00 am

Springfield doctor gets national attention

 A recent story in New Yorker magazine paints a Springfield radiologist as a physician who’s moved from the fringe of vaccine controversies to the outer limit of child abuse experts.Before beco
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:00 am

Bishop releases list of abusers

 I wonder about Virginia Galloway.In 2004, she sued the Diocese of Springfield, alleging an awful thing. In the late 1960s, when she was 10 years old, she said that the Rev. Richard Niebrugge too
News
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:00 am

Contest pits incumbent against former alderman

 It’s been a dozen years since Springfield has seen a two-horse mayoral race.In 2007, incumbent Tim Davlin shellacked Bruce Strom, who got less than 40 percent of the vote, both in the primary
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:00 am

ALPLM foundation goes begging

What a lot of blathering went on at a recent House tourism committee hearing called to chew fat about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and its nonprofit foundation, which is threate
News
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am

One was free on recognizance despite felonies

 Authorities haven’t said what led Michael Trone to the Sleep Inn.Trone’s body was found Sept. 7 in a room at the hotel at 3470 Freedom Drive, barely a mile from his Westchester home. Two men
Upon Further Review
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am

Unusual occurrences in Macoupin County

 You never know what you’ll find in a courthouse.I was reminded of this during a visit last week to the Macoupin County courthouse in Carlinville. It was, according to legend and the internet,
News
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 am

ALPLM says it will study hat, fan

 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 prove
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 am

Let secretary of state run pot sales

Years ago, I asked a fellow reporter who covers politics and government: Can you think of anything that the state does well? Issuing driver’s licenses was the only thing that came to mind.I’ve nev
Breaking News
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 12:00 am

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
Feature
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 am

Illicit sex reports increase at women’s lockup

 Most allegations are never proven, but accusations of sex between inmates and staff keep coming at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, the state’s largest women’s prison.Sex between inmate

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