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Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Changes come under pressure

 Pursuant to legal action from the state attorney general and amid a spate of bad publicity, the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to reforms that include changes to permitting pro
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Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 am

Says plea won’t affect lawsuit

 Calvin Christian III says that Springfield police have harassed him for no good reason.But Christian recently pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and fleeing police that he cites in a
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am

District sued again for not releasing records

 The Ball-Chatham School District is once again being sued by a citizen watchdog group that last year prevailed in a lawsuit filed over alleged violations of the state Freedom of Information Act
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield tops state in video gambling

 Illinois has gone ga-ga over video gambling, with Springfield leading the state in numbers of machines and dollars wagered, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Gaming Board.Springf
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

City acquiring downtown land

 A courts complex. A condo building. A museum.A parking lot and the former YWCA building near the governor’s mansion that together consume a large city block have seen a lot of proposals come a
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Bill would end license confiscation

 Illinois may soon join the rest of the nation and allow motorists who commit minor traffic offenses to keep driver’s licenses that are now sometimes confiscated on the spot by police officers.
Feature
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield’s troubles with open government

 Mayor Mike Houston calls the shots at Springfield city council meetings. And hizzoner wasn’t much interested in following rules or listening to anyone when nine people signed up to speak about
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Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 am

Arbitrator finds disparate treatment

An arbitrator has found that the Sangamon County sheriff’s office metes out harsher discipline to female deputies than male employees. The finding comes in the case of Sherry Waldron, a former
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Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Accused deputy prevails

A former Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and acknowledged thief has won a case before an arbitrator who ruled that she should be suspended for 90 days instead of being fired.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 am

Turner case prompts district review

 The Springfield School District plans to review hiring practices in the wake of revelations that Lanphier High School basketball coach Blake L. Turner was hired in 2008 despite a long criminal history.

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