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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Promises change in sheriff’s office

 A write-in candidate for Sangamon County sheriff is hoping to take advantage of an apparent split in the Republican Party that has two candidates competing for the post in the upcoming GOP prima...
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 10:34 am

Tased epileptic sues jail guards

A man with epilepsy has sued three Sangamon County jail guards, saying that he was tasered in the jail last year while helpless after suffering a seizure....
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 A person who spends years working in the Capitol can predict how politics will unfold, according to Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield.“Being around here 20 years, you know how to read the tea le...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Divernon farmers pay millions

 The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield last week announced a deal reached more than a month earlier to settle allegations that one of the state’s biggest farming operations collected mill...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 If you need an armored car, tools or a whole lot of lingerie, you’re in luck.One year after what was billed as the largest personal property auction in state history, more detritus from THR an...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Ron Earley’s latest inventions

 When Ron Earley sees something, he thinks, “How can I make that better?”The Springfield resident has been designing, building and selling inventions that began as his own ideas since the 196...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Commission calls for change. But don’t call it ending waste.

 The final report issued this month by Sangamon County’s first-ever citizens efficiency commission is remarkable for its nomenclature.The word “resources” appears 39 times in the 71-page do...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Turkey replaces chicken at treatment center

 Whether processed chicken is so unpalatable as to be illegal will be decided by a federal jury under a recent decision by U.S. district court judge Sue Myerscough.In the meantime, denizens of th...

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