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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/20/14

Curses, foiled again• Stephen Furr, 48, denied breaking into a Boston home and stealing copper pipe from a boiler, even after police found him hiding beneath the basement stairs with a pipe cutter (...
Monday, March 17, 2014 01:28 pm

Arbitrator finds disparate treatment

An arbitrator has found that the Sangamon County sheriff’s office metes out harsher discipline to female deputies than male employees. The finding comes in the case of Sherry Waldron, a former ...
Sunday, March 16, 2014 03:25 pm

Accused deputy prevails

A former Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and acknowledged thief has won a case before an arbitrator who ruled that she should be suspended for 90 days instead of being fired.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s been more than 100 years since a Democrat represented congressional District 13, but that isn’t stopping three candidates from vying for the seat.Ann Callis, a former judge from Edwards...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Although it may not be easy for a Republican to win a congressional district drawn by Democrats, the 13th District GOP candidates all want that chance in the fall election.On March 18, Republica...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Company accused of neglecting seniors

Bruce Rauner may easily win the Republican primary in Illinois’ race for governor, but he faces a much tougher battle in federal court, where his investment company is accused of illegally trying to...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
A federal judge has ruled that a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Springfield and several police officers filed by Calvin Christian III may proceed. But in ruling against the city last week, U...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againGene Richins, 31, broke into a jewelry store in Sandy, Utah, by climbing down through the ceiling but then set off a motion-detector alarm. “The alarms were going off this whole ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:57 pm

Turner case prompts district review

 The Springfield School District plans to review hiring practices in the wake of revelations that Lanphier High School basketball coach Blake L. Turner was hired in 2008 despite a long criminal history....

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