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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 11:38 am

Christian gets day in court

 Calvin Christian, Springfield’s most prolific traffic scofflaw, may soon be a pedestrian.Christian, who claims in a federal lawsuit against the city that officers have ticketed him in retaliat...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Opponents cite possible harm to tourism at Lincoln’s New Salem

 A proposed hog farm near Petersburg is drawing criticism from landowners and public officials who claim the facility would harm property values and tourism. ...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Recruit joins Springfield Sentinels semi-pro basketball team

 Springfield has a new semi-pro basketball team, and the owners looked as far as Ukraine to fill its roster.The Springfield Sentinels are the latest addition to the Central Basketball Association...
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 11:14 am

Legislature loses inspector general

The Illinois General Assembly has lost an inspector general tasked with investigating allegations of unethical activity by legislators and staff.J. William Roberts, a Springfield attorney who took the...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Jacob Parsons declares bankruptcy

While his father, Jeff Parsons, made headlines by declaring bankruptcy and was accused of hiding assets and cheating employees out of wages, Jacob Parsons last summer filed for bankruptcy in Texas.The...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Union, deputy challenge Campbell job

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and the union representing deputies have challenged the naming of former undersheriff Jack Campbell to the position of lieutenant within the department.Two g...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield-based IIAA uses sports as therapy

 Urgent shouts and the squeak of sneakers fill the basketball courts on the second floor of Gold’s Gym in Springfield. Volleyball nets span four courts, each filled with teenagers. Their eyes a...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Wrongful death case against sheriff’s office in jeopardy

 A wrongful death case against the Sangamon County sheriff’s office has stalled, and the case may end with neither a verdict nor settlement.Attorneys representing the estate of Patrick Burns, w...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Activists, police working together to curb racial tension

It could happen anywhere. It could even happen here.The high-profile killings of black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City in the past few months highlight a long-smoldering tens...

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