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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 03:27 pm

Fifteen percent of youth reported sex abuse

Following a federal report showing high rates of sex abuse in Illinois’ youth prisons, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is moving to eliminate the problem.In June, the federal Departm...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 02:29 pm

City eyes turn lanes at two busy intersections as neighborhood hits the brakes, urging caution

The City of Springfield is considering widening two accident-prone intersections and adding turn lanes, but nearby residents may put up a fight.In April, the city submitted a pair of grant application...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 01:51 pm

Cop keeps job despite fib

A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy lied on the witness stand in a 2010 drug case but was never charged with a crime and is still on patrol....
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 06:41 am

Gumball defender says birds will pay the price

There was much excitement at the Rushton household last year when the prospect of getting something for nothing – well, almost nothing – arrived courtesy of the city of Springfield.For the...
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 09:35 am

Mayor asks for investigation

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has asked Illinois State Police to figure out who has leaked police internal affairs files....
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 08:14 am

Cop gets mad after son flipped off

Det. Paul Carpenter of the Springfield Police Department threatened a couple and unleashed a stream of profanities last year...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 08:17 am

Simpson fights liquor license

The proprietor of a Springfield restaurant who wants to serve alcohol to gay clientele is worried about the future of his business thanks to Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson....
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 07:35 am

Yucky chicken prompts lawsuit

No one would argue that mechanically separated chicken qualifies as haute cuisine. Consider the official definition from the United States Department of Agriculture:“Mechanically separated poult...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 05:04 am

Agrees that Calvin Christian is owed money

The city of Springfield concedes it broke the law when it shredded a disciplinary file that was the subject of a Freedom of Information Act request...

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