Springfield Aldermen Hesitant to Hire Macon County Nurse for City Job
An age old question has resurfaced - should someone who works for the city of Springfield have to live in a certain place? The contract for the city's nurse case manager says he or she has to live in Sangamon County, but budget director Bill McCarty said the company doing the hiring, Triune Health Group, chose someone in Macon County.
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Vose: Restore $1B in Education Cuts
Unless the Illinois General Assembly provides more money to schools, some districts may have to close facilities and slash programs next school year according to State Superintendent Christopher Koch.
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Republicans demand "aggressive" action on pension reform suit
Springfield, Ill. - Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on pension reform: "We have shared a letter with the Attorney General expressing interest in an aggressive pursuit of a prompt decision on the pension reform legislation.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Former Sangamon Co. prosecutor, judge dies
The State Journal-Register reports that Don Cadagin was 73 when he died Friday at a Myrtle Beach hospital after having recently had a stroke.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Abe Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Seeks Director of Exhibits
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is seeking "a creative, energetic and experienced Director of Exhibits to lead the institution's exhibit programs and initiatives and serve as a key member of the senior management team."
Woman, 24, dies in Riverton fire; son injured
The Sangamon County coroner's office says 24-year-old Brittany J. Sullivan died Thursday morning after the fire in an apartment.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Sangamon County GOP endorses Dillard-Tracy ticket in 2014 GOP primary
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Sheriffa s Department: DIRT is Making a Difference
Most major crimes have declined in the last year and Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says the Drug Interdicition Response Team, or DIRT, has played a big role.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Slow beginning to early voting across Illinois
CHICAGO – Voters trickled into the polls Monday, the first day of early voting for primary contests that'll help determine Illinois' next governor, a U.S. senator and numerous local offices.
State Supremes Move to Consolidate Pension Law Challenges
All four of the pending lawsuits challenging the state's pension reform law will be consolidated in downstate Sangamon County, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
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Sun Mar 02, 2014
2 men charged in Springfield double killing
SPRINGFIELD – Sangamon County authorities have charged two men in the New Year's Eve 2012 killing of two people in their Springfield apartment.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
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Authorities in central Illinois have charged two men in the 2012 slayings of two people in their Springfield apartment.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Murder Charges Filed
Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser today filed first degree murder and armed robbery charges against two men.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Daily Gazette
Retiree groups want lawsuits consolidated
In recent weeks, lawyers for the four groups of state retirees that filed class-action lawsuits have asked the state Supreme Court to allow them to present their cases as one.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Retiree groups want pension lawsuits consolidated
Lawyers representing the respective groups of state retirees who filed class-action suits have asked the Supreme Court to allow them to present their cases as one.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Lincoln Daily News
Oh, and happy anniversary
Well, everyone was caught quite by surprise when during last week's Logan County Board meeting, legislative chair Jan Schumacher said that it is ours.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The Logan County Herald
2013 county crop yields released
Logan County averaged 198.1 bushels per acre and Sangamon County averaged 198.2. Menard and DeWitt Counties were among a group not having individual county numbers due to acreage being below reportable numbers as an individual county.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
4 suspected tornadoes hit central Illinois
Officials with the agency's office in Lincoln say they're reviewing preliminary reports of four twisters that struck Thursday afternoon.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Ex-inmate says staff attacked him during seizure
In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Richard E. Haley Jr. says staff at the jail in Springfield knew he suffered from chronic epilepsy and provided him medical attention during previous seizures.