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Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:05 am

Agreement admits no wrongdoing by officers

The City of Springfield settled a lawsuit last week filed by a pregnant woman who was shocked with a stun gun by a police officer in 2013....
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:08 am

Former alderman faces suspension

 A former Springfield alderman is facing a possible 90-day suspension from his legal practice by the Illinois Supreme Court.The case against former Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman argued by the Illinois...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:07 am

ALPLM gets a new director

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum last week welcomed its fifth director since opening day in 2005.Alan Lowe is somewhat a lifer in the world of presidential libraries, having s...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois Supreme Court proposes change to chaining juveniles

Paul Cain remembers many of his clients. There was the 14-year-old boy with ADHD, accused of retail theft and possession of a stolen car. There was the 16-year-old girl who suffered from anxiety attac...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:09 am

Candidates engage for November election

 Pity candidates for judicial posts.While folks running for alderman or mayor or governor or the legislature can talk about darn near anything they want in their campaigns, those who want to be a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:08 am

State panel says rising court fees are barrier to justice

 Court fees in Illinois are rapidly increasing, threatening the viability of the court system as a means of resolving disputes.That’s the conclusion of a state panel which is recommending sweep...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois moves to limit cellphone spying by police

 Police departments across the nation have the technology to trick your smartphone into giving up mountains of information about you, and you may never know it happened. That could soon change in...
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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