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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Carlock trial, election could coincide

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough surprised both sides last week by setting a Feb. 4 trial date for a lawsuit filed by the widow of Amon Paul Carlock, who died nearly six years ago after ...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
 In 1902, Springfield created an all-black firehouse to segregate black firefighters from their white counterparts. Located at what is now 1310 E. Adams, it was the only firehouse at which black ...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
 Vinod “Vinnie” Gupta of Springfield is turning 75 this year, but instead of throwing himself a party, he’s throwing a party for someone else. Gupta has volunteered for about 10 years with ...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Samantha Ellen Ward, 24, presented a driver’s license and debit card to withdraw money from a bank in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the teller looked up the account, noted the lic...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

A different kind of mural pops up in Springfield

 Though it started as mere vandalism, modern graffiti has become an art form, and it’s making an appearance in Springfield – without defacing anyone’s property.A team of graffiti artists kn...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Illinois group in lawsuit over regulation of coal waste

 A federal judge has ordered the United States Environmental Protection Agency to pass regulations on disposal of coal ash, which could have far-reaching implications for Illinois’ rebounding c...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Diocese plans free legal clinic

 The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois hopes to start offering free legal services to the poor within six weeks, Bishop Thomas Paprocki announced Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Concep...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Police spike under fire

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston last week appointed the city’s budget director to fill a lapsed seat on the city’s Police Pension Board that has defied a state order to calculate pensions at ...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
A former Sangamon County court assistant is pushing for action on workplace bullying in Springfield. Autumn Tibbs of Springfield says she was fired from her job in 2012 for supporting a judge that her...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
A trio of heavyweights is leaving the State Journal-Register. Molly Beck, who had a knack for prying loose secrets from the Springfield school board, has been hired by the Wisconsin State Journal to c...

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