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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Judge says arbitrator erred

A Sangamon County judge has signaled that he won’t let stand the decision of an arbitrator who ordered a county sheriff’s deputy reinstated after she pleaded guilty to shoplifting and stood trial ...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
The Open Meetings Act is pretty simple when it comes to the Internet: Public bodies are required to post on their websites notice of upcoming meetings, agendas for meetings and minutes of meetings. Ho...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
An ad hoc committee wrestling with governance questions at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has retained the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History t...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• After police seeking Monica Hargrove, 34, for aggravated robbery in Columbus, Ohio, posted her photo on the department’s Facebook page, the suspect called and demanded the ph...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Enos Park finds legal route to force action on abandoned properties

 A Springfield neighborhood group may have found a little-known way to deal with abandoned properties. Enos Park Development LLC, the real estate arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Ass...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Money at center of Havana airport dispute

 Since 2006, Kent Johnson’s son has cultivated 131 acres at Havana Regional Airport, a grass airstrip in Mason County favored by pilots of ultralight aircraft and small airplanes.Kent Johnson i...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Pawnee police make pinch

 A former Taylorville physician awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges has been busted for drugs in Pawnee.Officers were summoned to a Casey’s store in Pawnee at approximately 8:15 p.m. o...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
It’s easy to overlook the beauty of the world around you, but Dave Heinzel of Springfield makes it much easier to appreciate. Heinzel, a multi-media artist, recorded a captivating time lapse video o...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
More than 50 picketers showed up on Monday, Oct. 27, during the lunch hour outside the State Journal-Register to demand a contract that includes raises for editorial employees. Two city cops, both ami...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Leslie Paul Ash, 39, broke into a recycling center in Somerset, England, and stole several scrap items. He remembered to wear a mask at the scene, but he put it on outside, dir...

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