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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...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Illinois balks at starting its own insurance marketplace

 Illinois lawmakers may have balked at establishing a state-run health insurance marketplace, but the controversial federal reforms known as “Obamacare” appear to be working nonetheless. The...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Noise from SHG disturbs neighbors

 Complaints about noise from Sacred Heart-Griffin’s football stadium have been pouring in to the Springfield Police Department since the facility opened two years ago, but the city of Springfie...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

New exceptions for police to record conversations

 Police in Illinois could soon have broad new powers to listen to private conversations under a bill passed by the state legislature last week. The bill addresses an Illinois Supreme Court ruling...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

In Illinois you can be convicted for it

 It seems simple enough.People convicted of driving under the influence of drugs in Illinois should actually be under the influence of drugs. But that isn’t always the case. And so the Illinois...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 The popular but controversial Uber ridesharing service may soon expand to Springfield. Uber ran advertisements online this week seeking drivers in Springfield – likely a sign that the company ...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Calvin “It’s Not Me” Christian III has always insisted that he is not the brainchild behind Springfield Leaks, the on-again-off-again website that thrives on anonymity and inside-the-yello...

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