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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

Computer tampering case resolved, but questions remain about public grants

 Computer tampering charges have been dropped against a defendant in a bizarre court case involving supposed computer hacking at a defunct Illinois nonprofit. Still, millions of dollars in state...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am

Park property lines blurry

 Kirk Jefferis has a fantastic buying opportunity for anyone interested in the tranquility inherent in owning a building adjacent to a public park.The Foursquare Church on South 13th Street next ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am

A history of impoundments

A member of the Sangamon County citizens advisory board on animal control has been repeatedly caught allowing unaltered dogs to run loose with no proof of rabies vaccination. At least one of her dogs ...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Decatur’s Norfolk and Western railyard explosion of 1974 and how it changed an industry

 The early morning hours of July 19, 1974, were like any other in the Norfolk and Western railroad yard in Decatur. The forecast was typical for July – hot, sunny, and with a gentle breeze blow...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Mental health an issue

 A Springfield man is being evaluated for mental issues after he went to the home of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Leslie Graves and otherwise made unwanted contact with the judge.Graves ha...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Board meets while ALPLM twists

 It was difficult to discern during a meeting of the Illinois Historic Preservation board last week that Eileen Mackevich, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museu...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Excommunication a small price to live her faith

 By most measures, Mary Keldermans of Springfield is a good Catholic.She was raised in the church, volunteered and for many years helped convert people to Catholicism. She and her husband, Steve...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

NSA-like eavesdropping has been used in Illinois since 2008

Long before Edward Snowden revealed the existence of a massive cell phone spying program by the federal National Security Agency, law enforcement agencies around the country were using devices capable...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

Consultant criticizes ALPLM

 A shaky governance structure and lack of planning is affecting the bottom line at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, according to a consultant’s report.The institution lacks...

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