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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Scherer and Bell attack about nothing much

 In politics, no molehill is too small to be made into a mountain. The race to represent Illinois’ 96th House District pits incumbent Rep. Sue Scherer, a Democrat from Decatur, against Republic...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
The chickens have come home to roost at the governor’s mansion.Nine hens donated by a local woman came to live on the governor’s lawn in June, according to Harry Lewis, the mansion’s horticultur...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againSecurity guards at a Seattle department store had no trouble spotting a shoplifter. She was carrying 23 purses and handbags. When confronted, the woman dropped the items and ran. P...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Fight continues over ALPLM

 Dysfunction and acrimony were on full display last week as state lawmakers in Chicago discussed the future of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.Officials charged with running t...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Slogging through the season’s political ads

 William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It is famous for the line “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Nowhere is that more evident than in political adv...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Johnson: The system is “destroying black America”

 A Springfield man is suing two city police officers in federal court for alleged racial profiling following a traffic stop in 2013.Samuel Johnson, who is black, says two Springfield police offic...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Parsons house under contract

 Batman had the Batcave. William Randolph Hearst had San Simeon. The Wicked Witch of the West had an honest-to-goodness castle. And embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons once had a getaway on th...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
How busy could a retired cop be? Apparently pretty busy, if you are Wes Barr, the Republican candidate for Sangamon County sheriff. Barr, the odds-on favorite to win in November who retired from the d...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
The invasive and destructive Emerald Ash Borer beetle is moving to Springfield, prompting the Illinois Department of Agriculture to add Sangamon County to a quarantine zone meant to stop the beetle’...

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