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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:00 am

County resurrects DUI deputy just in time for Christmas

 The mean streets of Sangamon County have gotten a bit meaner for those who imbibe before they drive.Two years after the sheriff’s office, citing budget concerns, reassigned a deputy who had be
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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:00 am

Team sues state seeking tax relief

 The Chicago Bears have gone to court seeking refuge from the tax man.The Bears this month sued the Illinois Department of Revenue in Sangamon County Circuit Court, claiming that the state is ove
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Cop quits after recording surfaces

 A local police officer has learned firsthand that it pays to watch what you say now that the state’s antiquated eavesdropping statute has been ruled unconstitutional.Sgt. Sam Gool of the Buffa
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Governor-elect comes to Springfield

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner visited Springfield last week to say thanks for electing him.You would never have guessed the election was over, with Rauner winning by a bigger margin than most pund
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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Parsons absent for court

 The fortunes of Jeffrey Parsons rose and fell on the vagaries of precious metal markets, according to a testimony last week in federal bankruptcy court.And Parsons kept spending no matter what.P
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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 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
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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 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
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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 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
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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 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
Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am
 I’ve known Dave McKinney, erstwhile Springfield bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, for about three years now. We have lunch now and again. We’ll catch a Cardinals game when I can get fre

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