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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

County revamps committee after attack

 A dog attack last summer has helped prompt an overhaul of the Sangamon County Citizens Advisory Committee on Animal Control.The county board last month voted to dissolve the board and reconstitu...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Judge says arbitrator erred

A Sangamon County judge has signaled that he won’t let stand the decision of an arbitrator who ordered a county sheriff’s deputy reinstated after she pleaded guilty to shoplifting and stood trial ...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Enos Park finds legal route to force action on abandoned properties

 A Springfield neighborhood group may have found a little-known way to deal with abandoned properties. Enos Park Development LLC, the real estate arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Ass...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Money at center of Havana airport dispute

 Since 2006, Kent Johnson’s son has cultivated 131 acres at Havana Regional Airport, a grass airstrip in Mason County favored by pilots of ultralight aircraft and small airplanes.Kent Johnson i...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Pawnee police make pinch

 A former Taylorville physician awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges has been busted for drugs in Pawnee.Officers were summoned to a Casey’s store in Pawnee at approximately 8:15 p.m. o...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Jimmy Carter visits Jacksonville to announce plan

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Oberweis is swinging hard for Durbin’s seat

 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

SJ-R staff schedules demonstration

 After seven years of no raises, editorial employees at the State Journal-Register are asking the public to join them for a Monday rally outside newspaper offices on Ninth Street....
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Pit bulls on special at Animal Control

 Pity the pit bull.Some see the breed as the devil incarnate, out to ravage men, women and children, not to mention other dogs, with vise-like jaws, lots of teeth and a hair-trigger temperament t...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

‘Walking Dead’ actor stars in violent web video

 In a dusty, dimly-lit warehouse, a horde of zombies closes in two men with high-powered firearms trying in vain to escape through a stuck door. The men radio for help, and outside, an armored ca...

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