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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’...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• British police released surveillance video of a hooded man who entered a Manchester store armed with a machete and demanded cash. As the robber emptied the register, his pants ...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Experts gather in Springfield for symposium on environmental improvement

 Of the more than 83,000 chemicals registered with the federal government in the United States, only about 200 have been evaluated for potential threats to human health and safety, and only five...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

City wants Knox Flats flattened

 After a third-story window came crashing down last month from the dilapidated Knox Flats apartments near downtown, caretakers of one of Springfield’s oldest homes are demanding that the city d...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Panhandlers vow continued fight

 A federal appeals court upheld the City of Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance last week, but the panhandlers who challenged the ordinance aren’t giving up.In a 2-1 decision released Se...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
Kevin and Stacey Rademacher’s house in Sherman looks a lot like their neighbors’ houses, except for one thing: the large, black solar panels covering the Rademachers’ roof. Kevin Rademacher says...

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