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Friday, May 17, 2013 08:57 am

No criminal charges for cutting down relative's tree on city time

Sangamon County state's attorney says that he will not prosecute City Water, Light and Power workers who illicitly cut down a tree last year. "This is a CWLP employee matter, not a matte...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 02:46 pm

Fewer youth in prison, but mental health care still lacking

When the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice was created in 2006, the state’s youth prisons held 1,500 juvenile offenders. Today, there are fewer than 900 kids behind bars in Illinois juveni...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 02:25 pm

City may adopt bike plan as infrastructure improvements begin

Kevin Greene of Springfield still remembers getting his first bicycle as a child. “It took me a long time to figure out how to ride a bike, but once I learned, I never looked back,” Greene...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 02:02 pm

But can he be trusted?

An imperfect witness took the stand Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, at once helping and harming both sides....
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...


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