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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:07 am

Rauner reins in pot bills

 While other states ease up on marijuana laws, Gov. Bruce Rauner last week took a cautious route in altering bills sent to him by legislators who aimed to make life easier both for medical mariju...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:06 am
Remember Timmy Lynch? He’s the little boy from Springfield whose dream came true two years ago when country superstar Brad Paisley tossed his hat to the tyke during a concert at Prairie Capital Conv...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:05 am
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Congratulations to Dylan McCafferty of Sherman, whose show hog won Grand Champion Barrow in the Governor’s Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 18. The hog sold for a record $76,500,...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 11:09 am

Koester used excessive force, falsely arrested woman, judge says

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough has ruled that Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester used excessive force against a Springfield woman and falsely arrested her during a 2011...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:08 am

Sewer district labor costs skyrocket

 Three years ago, the Springfield Metro Sanitary District paid at least $100,000 in compensation for a dozen of the district’s 53 employees.Today, 30 of the district’s 57 employees are costin...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:07 am

Scam went undetected for years

 Michael Keebler sounded sorry Monday when he finally faced the music.He turned emotional, putting his forehead down on the defense table for several minutes after tearfully apologizing to U.S. D...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:06 am
One Springfield mother in need got a welcome gift last week: a brand new mattress. But this mother wasn’t looking out for herself. The mattress, a donation from a Springfield retailer, was for her c...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:05 am
For 10 years running, the Springfield-based LGBT group Coalition of Rainbow Alliances (CORAL) has won an award in the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade for their impressive floats. They’ve become...

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