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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Dean Richard Smith, 27, entered a bank in Treorchy, Wales, holding a breadknife, covering his face and wearing socks over his shoes. When he demanded money, teller Catherine St...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 04:55 pm

Sheriff appeals arbitrator’s decision

The Sangamon County sheriff’s office is asking a judge to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling that an admitted thief be reinstated to her job as a sheriff’s deputy....
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Legislation would have sidestepped rulemaking process

 Illinois is taking too long to approve regulations for a controversial oil and gas drilling method, according to a coalition of businesses. They simply asked lawmakers to speed things up with le...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

City council takes first step

 Having an inspector general isn’t necessarily a badge of honor. Consider governmental entities in Illinois that have them.Cook County has two, one for the circuit clerk and the other for the r...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Law would keep troubled kids with their adoptive families

 Illinois lawmakers voted to end a practice known as “planned abandonment” of adopted kids, but the state’s poor fiscal condition will likely limit the state’s ability to enact the change...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Legislators accomplish little

 Not much of substance got accomplished during the recently concluded legislative session, which isn’t surprising. When, after all, has the Illinois General Assembly achieved greatness in an el...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers use referendums as campaign fodder

 State leaders are asking the public’s advice when it comes to increasing the minimum wage, taxing millionaires and including contraception in health insurance coverage.Three bills awaiting the...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Interested in the apocalypse? Enthralled by the end times? Or maybe just interested in what some Christians believe about the end of the world as we know it? An estimated 400 people are coming t...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Floating is a good thing when it comes to having fun in the water. That’s why the Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association, Scheels, Land of Lincoln Power Squadron and City Water, Light ...

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