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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:32 am

Tax breaks cost Illinois billions

 The aggressive and unrepentant tax avoidance of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has become a major flashpoint in the presidential campaign, but it also underscores a broader de...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:31 am

Illinois taking steps to stop improper health care payments

 Want to make some easy cash? Try defrauding Medicaid.It’s a booming business, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which says the total amount of “improper...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:31 am

More than 60 guns stolen in two Springfield burglaries

 Less than two weeks after burglars stole more than 50 guns in a heist that wasn’t discovered until the next morning, Letz Hunt and Sport is back in business.Sydney Letz has been selling guns f...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:10 am

Judicial candidate’s actions questioned

 A federal bankruptcy judge says that a case involving a candidate for Sangamon County Circuit Court judge is riddled with questions.“I don’t know what’s true or not true here, but I look a...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:09 am

Could marijuana replace opioids for pain?

 More than 165,000 people died between 1999 and 2014 from an opiate overdose in the United States. Tim McGraw likes to point out that the number of people who died from marijuana overdose during...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:07 am

Jury rejects murder charges

 Oscar Brown, the trigger man in a 2013 east side slaying, beat first-degree murder charges last week, escaping what could have been a life sentence.After deliberating a little more than three ho...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:09 am

Caregivers, clients speak at emotional hearing in Springfield

 Tim Summer of Peoria doesn’t want a vacation from his son.Summer cares for his 22-year-old son, Seaver, who requires constant supervision because of his severe disabilities. That means Summer...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:08 am

State, feds levy big fines

 A Springfield nursing home with a history of problems is facing a six-figure fine from the government and a lawsuit from the widow of a man who died after being thrown from a van’s faulty whee...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:07 am

Judicial candidate accused of concealing bankruptcy

 A candidate for Sangamon County circuit court judge has been accused of concealing a bankruptcy petition from a Springfield business owner.Ryan Bandy, owner of the Station House bar in downtown...


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