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Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Details on Cliff Buscher’s arrest

Springfield deputy police chief Clifford Buscher was wearing a t-shirt with a racially charged message when he was arrested in Missouri in 2008 after drunkenly firing a gun while on a fishing trip with three other officers.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Law enforcement gets tough on heroin

Outlawed since 1924, heroin bumped along from the Jazz Age through the Vietnam War, mostly as someone else’s problem, at least so far as most folks outside large metropolitan areas were concerne
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am

Has secrecy been decriminalized?

The Illinois Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s office is now in charge of the investigation into whether Springfield police broke the law when the department shredded internal affairs files.But t
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am
When it comes to pouring money into video gambling machines, Sangamon County is a leader.“Sangamon County is the best video gaming county in the state,” says Christopher Stone, a would-be
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am
Billionaire Paul Allen, New Yorkers and other folks who live many miles from farms will no longer get farm subsidies under the latest version of the federal farm bill now being bickered about in Congr
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am
The Republican primary for Sangamon County sheriff is nine months away, but the candidates have been prepping for years.That Wes Barr is running to replace Sheriff Neil Williamson isn’t surprisi
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am

Statehouse controversy helps downtown’s economy

Michael Higgins loves America.The owner of Maldaner’s restaurant in downtown Springfield pays his taxes, votes and keeps abreast of current events, perhaps moreso than the rest of us, by going t
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am

Mining permit renewed despite history of pollution violations

What do you get if you’re facing millions of dollars in fines for water pollution over the course of a decade?If you’re the Springfield Coal Company, you get your permit renewed by the Ill
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Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am

How Christopher Harris got caught

Christopher Harris couldn’t have asked for better breaks.Not even a ninja could expect to slay five people with a tire iron and walk away without a scratch, especially not in a cracker-box house

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