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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Program may start this year

 Sangamon County may launch a specialized court to handle cases involving mentally ill defendants by year’s end.More than a dozen Illinois counties already have so-called mental health courts a...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Visitors to the future Kidzeum may pick up some tips about caring for Fido.The Kidzeum of Health and Science, a former children’s museum that closed in 2001, is raising money to again opens its door...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/6/14

 Curses, foiled again• Denver police arrested four burglary suspects who tried to sell stolen goods back to their victim. Lacinda Robinson, 24, said that after discovering the crime, she went t...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Lanphier basketball coach’s record includes 11 arrests

 Blake L. Turner, coach of the top-ranked Lanphier High School boy’s basketball team, has a criminal record stretching back to 1995 that includes at least 11 arrests on suspicion of battery, il...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Researchers educate lawmakers on looming dangers

In 1984, an engineer named Stanley Watras set off a radiation detector at the nuclear power plant he was helping to build in Pottstown, Pa. The power plant hadn’t started producing power yet, so pla...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Bills mimic law that prompted 11-hour filibuster

 Two bills to impose tougher regulations on abortions were introduced last week in the Illinois General Assembly, prompting an outcry from abortion rights groups.Proponents say the bills are abou...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
City hall continues to be a veritable ATM for open-government attorneys as Sangamon County circuit court judge John “First Amendment” Schmidt last week ruled that the City of Springfield has again...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
Spring may not be here yet but the season’s flowers are on the way.The Cachet Club of Springfield annual geranium sale begins March 1. Buyers can choose between red, white, salmon, pink and fuchsia ...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA man walked into a bank in Antioch, Calif., and handed the teller a note. She couldn’t make it out because of the bad handwriting and showed it to the manager to help her deciph...

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