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

Property tax proposal could raise up to $10 million

A group of parents, teachers and volunteers is pushing the Springfield Public Schools board to place a school funding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.The group, Invest in 186, has proposed a plan that...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
It’s probably pretty easy to feel like no one cares about you when you’re living on the street, especially around Valentine’s Day. “Often times, these people are isolated from family and frien...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
A group that provides peer support to veterans is looking for Springfield-area volunteers.Organizers from Illinois’ Warrior to Warrior program, a nonprofit operated by Health and Disability Advocate...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Newsquirks 2/20/14

Curses, foiled again• British authorities said habitual burglar Daniel Severn, 27, got his foot caught while climbing through a bathroom window of a house in Howden and wound up hanging upside down ...
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 05:00 pm

Trustee wants money from Todd Green

Local car dealer Todd Green has wrongly sold a jet partly owned by failed entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, according to a bankruptcy trustee who is asking for a $250,000 penalty against Green. One h...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 The way the state distributes money to schools is unfair and too complicated, according to recent findings of the state’s Education Funding Advisory Committee.The committee of legislators, whi...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 A plan to cut Illinois’ corporate income tax in half to create more jobs won’t work out, according to budget expert Ralph Martire. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan introduced a bill Ja...

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