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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

Carlock trial, election could coincide

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough surprised both sides last week by setting a Feb. 4 trial date for a lawsuit filed by the widow of Amon Paul Carlock, who died nearly six years ago after
Music
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

Opening act a gem

The problem with reviewing a ZZ Top show is that somebody has already written practically everything that could be written about the trio from Texas that’s been tou
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am

Diocese plans free legal clinic

 The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois hopes to start offering free legal services to the poor within six weeks, Bishop Thomas Paprocki announced Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Concep
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am

Police spike under fire

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston last week appointed the city’s budget director to fill a lapsed seat on the city’s Police Pension Board that has defied a state order to calculate pensions at
Feature
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Settlement may be near in the county’s most expensive lawsuit

 The death of A. Paul Carlock of Springfield haunts Sangamon County nearly six years after the police officer turned clown died during a stint in the county jail.Charged with possession of child
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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 12:00 am

Walmart sued over accidents

PHOTO BY BRUCE RUSHTON Walmart needs to address accidents at the intersection of Sam’s Place and North Dirksen Parkway, near the Walmart store in northeast Springfield, says a lawyer who is sui
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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Ex-cop still on public payroll

 Joseph Langan, an erstwhile Southern View police officer turned criminal, remains on the payroll at University of Illinois Springfield despite a $40,000 settlement reached between the village an
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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:00 am

Church fights tax collector

West Side Christian Church is suing the state Department of Revenue in a fight over whether a church-owned day care center should be subject to property taxes.The lawsuit filed this month in Sangamon
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

While drama unfolds, city ignores signs of a lawsuit waiting to happen

Springfield officials who are looking down the barrel of a lawsuit in the Shredgate scandal shouldn’t be surprised.City officials acknowledge that police officers broke the law last spring when
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Candidates start to line up. But why?

If nothing else, Mayor Mike Houston knows his history.While most potential candidates for the mayor’s post, up for election in 2015, strike out when asked the name of the last Springfield mayor

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