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Thursday, May 16, 2013 08:35 am

A prosecution witness gets grilled

Jason Harris is the sort of criminal who seems incapable of telling the truth....
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 02:38 pm

Key witness testifies

A key witness testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, and if the jury believes Ronald Frakes, the defense faces tough odds....
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 04:23 pm

Deputy previously acquitted of stealing plants from a Sherman park

A Sangamon County sheriff's deputy recently acquitted on charges of stealing plants from a Sherman park is suspected of shoplifting. Sangamon County state's attorney John Milhiser said that h...
Monday, May 13, 2013 04:14 pm

Court asked to order documents preserved

A man who is suing the city of Springfield for destroying police internal affairs records is asking a judge to bar the city from destroying more documents. In an emergency motion for a protective...
Friday, May 10, 2013 08:56 am

Action comes after deaths, disfiguration

Dr. Stephen Austin Cullinan, a Peoria physician whose poor care has resulted in death, amputation and scores of lawsuits across the Midwest, has surrendered his license to practice medicine in Illinoi...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 09:05 am

Selection process slow in Harris trial

It took just two weeks to try mass killer Richard Speck in a Peoria courtroom in 1967.Forty-six years later in a courtroom adjacent to the one where Speck was convicted after less than an hour of deli...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 08:40 am

Action comes after deaths, disfiguration

When Jasper Madonia started working in downtown Springfield in 1939, the downtown was a different place from today. He describes a bustling place so busy that he had to push his way through the crowds...
Monday, May 6, 2013 07:13 am

Mayor asks attorney general to probe police

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has asked attorney general Lisa Madigan to determine whether the city’s police department did anything wrong when it expunged police internal affairs files, appare...


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