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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Cop quits after recording surfaces

 A local police officer has learned firsthand that it pays to watch what you say now that the state’s antiquated eavesdropping statute has been ruled unconstitutional.Sgt. Sam Gool of the Buffa...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Election results follow race, class geography of Springfield

 Doris Turner doesn’t need a map to know where the Democratic votes come from in Springfield. Turner is in her second two-year term as chairwoman of the Sangamon County Democratic Party, so she...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Governor-elect comes to Springfield

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner visited Springfield last week to say thanks for electing him.You would never have guessed the election was over, with Rauner winning by a bigger margin than most pund...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
Roy Green loves trees. The New York state native is director of stewardship and sustainability at materials company Gunlocke, and he says growing up around his grandfather’s heavily forested estate ...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
Abraham Lincoln and the state lottery go together like, well, let’s face it. They don’t go together at all. But that hasn’t stopped House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, from tacking an over...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againFive beachgoers who were robbed at gunpoint in Dania Beach, Fla., identified Jonathan Warrenfeltz, 24, as one of two suspects by the word “Misunderstood” clearly tattooed on hi...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Parsons absent for court

 The fortunes of Jeffrey Parsons rose and fell on the vagaries of precious metal markets, according to a testimony last week in federal bankruptcy court.And Parsons kept spending no matter what.P...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

County revamps committee after attack

 A dog attack last summer has helped prompt an overhaul of the Sangamon County Citizens Advisory Committee on Animal Control.The county board last month voted to dissolve the board and reconstitu...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Judge says arbitrator erred

A Sangamon County judge has signaled that he won’t let stand the decision of an arbitrator who ordered a county sheriff’s deputy reinstated after she pleaded guilty to shoplifting and stood trial ...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
The Open Meetings Act is pretty simple when it comes to the Internet: Public bodies are required to post on their websites notice of upcoming meetings, agendas for meetings and minutes of meetings. Ho...

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