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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...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Two vie for spot on bench

 A lawyer could do worse than land a seat on the Sangamon County circuit court bench.A judge makes nearly $181,500 a year and doesn’t need malpractice insurance. There is always work but never ...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Sheriff candidates talk Tasers

 A lawsuit filed by a man who says that he was tasered by Sangamon County jail guards while helpless from a seizure has catapulted Tasers into the Republican primary race for sheriff.The sheriff�...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Illinois lawmakers have made several attempts to require drug testing for public assistance recipients over recent years. Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, says his latest proposal is different. T...

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