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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
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Swimming is just the beginning

With the passage of Labor Day comes the end of sizzling heat, but never, it seems, exactly on time, at least if you have a swimming pool in your backyard.Our pool closed one week after the summer-endi
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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

State rehires lawsuit target

What do you get if you are accused of bullying an underling so badly that he sues and your employer pays a $300,000 settlement?If you are Sylvia Riperton-Lewis and your employer is the state of Illino
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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Clinton reactor makes short list

Mark Cooper says he’s not a soothsayer, but his dire predictions about the future of nuclear energy haven’t proven inaccurate.For years, the senior research fellow at the Institute for Ene
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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am
Last week’s announcement that GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, will declare bankruptcy sounded a bit like déjà vu all over again.GateHouse put the bes

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