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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:51 am

Prosecution case nears end

Photos of Tabitha Gee’s head were bad enough. But CT scans of the toddler’s shattered skull after she was beaten with a tire iron and left for dead were, if anything, worse. ...
Friday, May 17, 2013 03:13 pm

Christian has ongoing lawsuits against the city

Calvin Christian III was jailed Thursday for the second time in a week after he failed to produce required financial paperwork in connection with a collection action by the City of Springfield. S...
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...


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