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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Need a box of Swiss Army knives? How about an old cop car, a cabinet to store acids, or a spectrophotometer to do whatever those things do? (We had to look it up. It involves measuring light.) The Sta...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Person on trial had minor role in state cash caper

The case against Jeri Wright, daughter of President Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is simple, prosecutors say.“This case, in two words, is about stealing and lying,” Assistant U.S...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Renovate it and they will come. That’s what architects are hoping is the case in downtown Springfield. The Springfield Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) has been working since 2012 to find a...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 The dangers of secondhand smoke are making it increasingly inconvenient for smokers to get their fix.January marked six years since Illinois became smoke-free. The initial ban, which limited the...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Program may start this year

 Sangamon County may launch a specialized court to handle cases involving mentally ill defendants by year’s end.More than a dozen Illinois counties already have so-called mental health courts a...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Lanphier basketball coach’s record includes 11 arrests

 Blake L. Turner, coach of the top-ranked Lanphier High School boy’s basketball team, has a criminal record stretching back to 1995 that includes at least 11 arrests on suspicion of battery, il...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Researchers educate lawmakers on looming dangers

In 1984, an engineer named Stanley Watras set off a radiation detector at the nuclear power plant he was helping to build in Pottstown, Pa. The power plant hadn’t started producing power yet, so pla...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Bills mimic law that prompted 11-hour filibuster

 Two bills to impose tougher regulations on abortions were introduced last week in the Illinois General Assembly, prompting an outcry from abortion rights groups.Proponents say the bills are abou...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Two vie for spot on bench

 A lawyer could do worse than land a seat on the Sangamon County circuit court bench.A judge makes nearly $181,500 a year and doesn’t need malpractice insurance. There is always work but never ...

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