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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am
 Get charged with a crime in federal court and you might as well get used to wearing stripes.That’s the common wisdom, at least, borne up by statistics that show defendants in federal court alm
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor floats proposal in executive session

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has proposed putting Oak Ridge Cemetery under private management.The proposal, aimed at reducing the city’s subsidy of the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln is buri
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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 12:00 am

Doctor has history of alcohol, arrests

Cinda EdwardsA forensic pathologist set to begin duties for the Sangamon County coroner’s office has a history of alcohol abuse and run-ins with the law.Dr. Nathaniel Patterson has been sober since
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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 12:00 am

Case forced coroner out

 A man accused of killing toddler Anakin Credit, whose death helped force the ouster of former coroner Susan Boone, has agreed to plead guilty more than two years after being charged with first-degree murder and aggravated death of a child.
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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

Aldermen ponder getting a watchdog

Jobe has proposed hiring an inspector general at a cost of as much as $400,000 per year, but he s
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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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