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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 11:16 am

Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute

Sidney Watkins, the nine-year-old girl whose father was murdered by her maternal grandmother in 2008, is in the custody of child protective authorities in Massachusetts following the arrest of her mother on Thursday....
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 11:26 am

Case began with 2008 murder

Jennifer Watkins, who left Illinois after being ordered to allow visits between her daughter and the girl's paternal grandparents, was arrested today in Massachusetts....
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 02:57 pm

Master sergeant was driving 108 mph

The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s office expects to investigate a fatal collision between a Decatur woman who died shortly after the May accident and an Illinois State Police m...
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 09:47 am

Says he was disciplined for reporting rape

A former inmate will collect $450,000 to settle his lawsuit filed after he was disciplined for reporting that he had been repeatedly raped by a cellmate....
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 04:32 pm

Crutcher returning to city employment

Ken Crutcher, who worked as city finance director under former Mayor Tim Davlin, has been hired as finance director for City Water, Light and Power.“Ken specializes in finance, legal and administrat...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 11:54 am

Gill gets preliminary injunction against elections board

A candidate for the U.S. House seat covering Springfield scored a coup today as he attempts to get the state's signature requirements for ballot access struck down....
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 11:46 am

Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims

A perennial candidate for public office is challenging Illinois’ signature requirements for gaining ballot access in elections, saying the requirements violate the U.S. Constitution....
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:35 am

Appointment at odds with federal regs

Days after Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed a former lobbyist as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the new director’s powers have been cut due to a potential conflict with federal environmental regulations....
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:21 pm

Jeff Parsons ties the knot

Even a guy who spread rubber checks from coast to coast, stiffing customers, vendors, employees, the tax man and myriad others, deserves a party....


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