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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againCass Alder, 22, bought table napkins made with images of $100 bills on them, then cut out the images, glued them onto paper and tried passing one of the bogus bills at a convenienc...
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:47 am

Project would be aimed at students

A Quad Cities developer is considering an area on the northern edge of downtown, near the medical district, for a new apartment building that would be aimed at providing housing for students.The five-...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Bills aim to regulate license plate readers

 Police departments across the nation are obtaining a device that takes a picture of your license plate, stamps the location, time and date on it, and sends it to a database. The devices could be...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner’s 2016 budget would cut off 190,000 households

It was like a bad April Fools’ Day prank, only a few days early. Springfield resident Tara Lybarger, a 42-year-old cashier at a laundromat, had been waiting since December to get signed up for the L...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Abuse alleged in state prisons

 Mass strip searches. Humiliation and Taunts.Inmates in several central and southern Illinois prisons say that they have been subjected to this and more by Department of Corrections tactical team...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Sign-ups for marijuana not high

Amid the clamor to set up medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in Illinois lies an inconvenient truth.Seven months after the state began accepting applications, just 2,000 people hav...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Joey Patterson, 22, eluded Idaho authorities for several months, but then he posted his whereabouts on Facebook. He invited friends to play softball at Armory Softball Field in...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Newcomer Proctor running strong campaign

 Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, but to get there, he must take on a well-funded and well-connected opponent. Andrew Proctor of Springfield is cha...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Candidates come from very different backgrounds

 Stacks of mailers and campaign literature sit next to a rolled-up map of Springfield’s wards on a table in the dining room of Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta. Owner, operator and candidate John F...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

State workers remove chairs from fairgrounds

 Need some chairs? A saw? A brake job?If you work for the state of Illinois and are assigned to the state fairgrounds in Springfield, you can get all this, and more, for free. ...

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