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Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 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
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 am

Accidental overdoses can lead to drug-induced homicide charges

 In Sangamon County, just three people have been charged with drug-induced homicide since Illinois passed a law in 1988 allowing criminal charges for distributing a substance that proves fatal to
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am
 The Illinois State Police implemented new initiatives last month to handle the state’s DNA backlog. But even with new standards in place, officials say it could take up to two years to make a
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:00 am
A bill being considered in the Illinois House that has received bipartisan support would make the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program a permanent option for Illinois patients. The program launched Jan. 3
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 am

$25 million spent now for census could lead to billions in funding later

 Illinois could lose up to two of its congressional seats after the next U.S. Census count if the population decline is as bad as early estimates, but the scope of what the state stands to lose i
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 am

Free news services take over where newspapers left off

 At one point in time, the newspaper business was seen as a “cash cow,” says Jon Whitney, Illinois Press Foundation board member and publisher of Carroll County Review. But there’s been a s
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 am

Steri-Clean deals with hoarders, overdoses and crime scenes

 When a loved one dies of a suicide, violent crime or a drug overdose, the Sangamon County coroner gives the deceased’s family a list of biohazard businesses to help with cleanup needed in the
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 am

Redpath says Lake 2 land could become a state park

 Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath and candidate Rev. T. Ray McJunkins are facing off again to represent the largest ward in the city. McJunkins, lead pastor at Union Baptist Church and a founder of
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 am
 Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi is used to having competition when it comes to politics and business. The alderman, who’s seeking a second term on the city council, has two opponents who have bo


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