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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...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Businesses frustrated with law four years after passage

 Although the 2010 federal health insurance reforms have survived nearly 50 repeal attempts and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law remains controversial. The Patient Protection and Afforda...
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 05:35 pm

Left outside in freezing night

Workers at the Sangamon County animal control center made a grisly discovery last Friday morning. It was shortly after 10 a.m. when workers found a mixed-breed dog, dead, inside an exercise p...

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