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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Union, deputy challenge Campbell job

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and the union representing deputies have challenged the naming of former undersheriff Jack Campbell to the position of lieutenant within the department.Two g...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againWhen Damontay Wright, 19, drove himself unaccompanied to a road test facility in Jonesboro, Ark., for his driver’s license, a police officer approached to ticket him for driving ...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
Compiler’s note: Chronicling human folly gets harder every year because as foibles proliferate, the odd seems commonplace. These unbelievable-but-true news stories, however, stand out as the year’...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 01:34 pm

Secretary of 33 years receives special gift as she retires

Doris Teyshak didn't miss a single day of work in her 33 years as secretary for Springfield attorney Randy Wolter. So when she retired, Wolter decided to send her off in style....
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield-based IIAA uses sports as therapy

 Urgent shouts and the squeak of sneakers fill the basketball courts on the second floor of Gold’s Gym in Springfield. Volleyball nets span four courts, each filled with teenagers. Their eyes a...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Wrongful death case against sheriff’s office in jeopardy

 A wrongful death case against the Sangamon County sheriff’s office has stalled, and the case may end with neither a verdict nor settlement.Attorneys representing the estate of Patrick Burns, w...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Activists, police working together to curb racial tension

It could happen anywhere. It could even happen here.The high-profile killings of black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City in the past few months highlight a long-smoldering tens...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
A lawsuit alleging racial profiling by Springfield police has been set for trial…in 2016. Samuel Johnson of Springfield is suing the Springfield Police Department and the two white police officers w...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 If the sun shines for the winter solstice on Sunday, Dec. 21, Robert Croteau will be at Southwind Park checking the alignments on the giant sunflower sundial he designed and helped to install. T...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a theft at a coin laundry in Great Falls, Mont., captured suspect Curtis Dear, 28, after following his footprints in the snow to a nearby residence. They f...

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