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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Jury rejects murder charges

 Oscar Brown, the trigger man in a 2013 east side slaying, beat first-degree murder charges last week, escaping what could have been a life sentence.After deliberating a little more than three ho
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Judicial candidate’s actions questioned

 A federal bankruptcy judge says that a case involving a candidate for Sangamon County Circuit Court judge is riddled with questions.“I don’t know what’s true or not true here, but I look a
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Deputy chief fibs about arrest

 The story was cause for alarm in anyone’s neighborhood.Burglars hit a North End gun store on Oct. 9 with what sounded like remarkable ease, kicking in a door and making off with more than 50 f
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Fall beers abound

 This is not – repeat, not – a scientific exercise.Professional beer judges will, and do, say that discretion and restraint are necessary to properly judge ales, lagers, porters and so forth.
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Judicial candidate accused of concealing bankruptcy

 A candidate for Sangamon County circuit court judge has been accused of concealing a bankruptcy petition from a Springfield business owner.Ryan Bandy, owner of the Station House bar in downtown
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

State, feds levy big fines

 A Springfield nursing home with a history of problems is facing a six-figure fine from the government and a lawsuit from the widow of a man who died after being thrown from a van’s faulty whee
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 am

A microbrewery opens in Peoria

 It is the single biggest investment that Court and Karen Conn have made on a historic preservation path that has proven profitable. And the nickel tour at the new Obed and Isaac’s in Peoria th
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 am

Courts get aggressive about taking stuff

 Police can seize lottery winnings and patches worn by members of motorcycle clubs under two recent Illinois court rulings.In one case, a Decatur man would have done well to exercise his right to
Breaking News
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 12:00 am

Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute

Sidney Watkins, the nine-year-old girl whose father was murdered by her maternal grandmother in 2008, is in the custody of child protective authorities in Massachusetts following the arrest of her mother on Thursday.


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