Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Injunction granted ending retiree premium hike
A Sangamon County judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Illinois from collecting higher health care insurance premiums from retired state employees.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
Teamsters want fired IDOT workers spared
Lawyers representing Teamsters Local 916 said Tuesday they want 55 members of the union who were put in Illinois Department of Transportation jobs as staff assistants under a process criticized by a state inspector general's report to be able to continue working for the agency.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Former Springfield teacher convicted of sex abuse
The State Journal-Register reports that 59-year-old Steven Battles was sentenced to seven years in prison in Sangamon Circuit Court Monday.
The Logan County Herald
Sometimes we need a break from technology
I bought a "new" phone the other day. My 6-year-old, Anna, gave it a perplexed look.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Arrests Made in January Murder
Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says three men are now in custody in connection with the January murder of Justin Sharp.
Union group seeks quick ruling on Illinois pension reform lawsuit
A coalition of public labor unions is seeking an expedited ruling in consolidated lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new Illinois pension law.
Two Found Dead in Springfield's Riverside Park
They were found late Thursday afternoon in Riverside Park. The Sangamon County Coroner's office arrived shortly before 7:00 p.m. Park Police, who handed the investigation to Springfield Police Thursday night, classified the investigation as a "death investigation," not a homicide.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Police Activity on West Side; Tracking Down SMTD/Hotel Gun Suspect
UPDATED 12:55 p.m. Several law enforcement agencies are staging off I-72 just east of Veterans Pkwy.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Sangamon County panel OKs $2.6 million settlement
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
Authorities ID woman whose remains found in shed
Authorities say remains found inside a shed in Rochester last month are those of 43-year-old Tracy Trimby of Decatur.
$1.5 million bail for Elgin man charged in string of robberies
A judge set bail at $1.5 million for an Elgin man charged with robberies at Aldi and two at Family Dollar in Elgin in June and August.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Belleville News Democrat
Troy woman who faked cancer faces more charges
An additional felony charge has been filed against a Troy woman accused of lying that she and her son had cancer in order to defraud people out of donations.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Did Abraham Lincoln Engage In The Unauthorized Practice Of Law?
I recently learned that I'm supposedly related to a certain Joshua Short, late of Sangamon County, Illinois.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Car on Dirksen Pkwy.
A man was killed early this morning after being hit by a car on Dirksen Parkway near Old Rochester Road early Tuesday.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Survey Shows Most in Sangamon County Like Where They Live
A survey conducted by UIS for the Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission has been updated since the last time the survey was conducted in 1975.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
The Daily Gazette
Woman takes care of almost two dozen feral cats
Feral cats prowl around July 9 outside the home of Tina Hold in Springfield. Many of the feral cats she feeds scatter after their morning meal but return the next day.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
The Daily Gazette
Woman's remains in shed identified
Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Eric Hall told The State Journal-Register that the woman found in the shed on July 19 was identified through dental records and other evidence.