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Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am

But exhibit manager lacks qualifications

 More than a year ago, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launched a nationwide search for a director of exhibits.It was, according to a 2014 report, a critical position for an u
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Convicted of other charges

Springfield police officer James Stewart has been acquitted of charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in 2014.Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Rudolph
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

In Illinois prisons, getting sick can be a death sentence

When Rubin Watts arrived at the Dixon Correctional Center infirmary in 2007, his legs and feet were red and swollen, with stinking open wounds that were oozing pus and a bloody discharge. He had a ski
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Liquor found in car after 2014 accident

 A Springfield police officer who crashed his car in 2014 with an open bottle of whiskey inside stood trial last week for driving under the influence.James Stewart was initially placed on adminis
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Sheriff’s official praises security

A Springfield woman got a loaded gun into the Sangamon County courthouse on Monday in an incident that sheriff’s officials say is best described as a fluke.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00 am

David Bourland set to become exhibit manager

Mansion curator moves to museumDavid Bourland set to become exhibit managerThe curator of the governor’s mansion has been tapped to go to work for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mu
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

City council says no

The Springfield City Council on Tuesday said no to $700,000 in public money to build housing on a downtown parking lot at the intersection of Fourth and Madison streets.The unanimous vote came amid my
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

Board poised to consider disbandment

The Springfield Park District board may consider getting rid of the district’s police department.“I think it’s kind of trending that way, as far as disbanding the department completely,” said
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

Park cops protect, serve and screw up

 The Springfield Park District police department doesn’t sound like a tight ship or a fun place to work. Consider a memo titled “Rumors” that former Capt. Jonathan Davis wrote to his office
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

City patient with pol’s code violations

 For more than a decade, a vacant home crumbled on Sangamon Avenue across the street from St. Aloysius Church on Springfield’s north end.City code enforcers in 2007 placarded the home as uninha

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