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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:00 am

Short-staffed jewel withers

 While tourists bustled in and around the museum side of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on a recent summer day, the library portion was quiet.Just two people perused newspape
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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:00 am

District takes steps to open Lanphier for disabled

 Faced with a federal lawsuit, Springfield School District 186 is making the Lanphier High School basketball gymnasium more accessible to people with disabilities.John McQuillan, the father of a
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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 12:00 am

Investigation launched

Gov. Bruce Rauner is reportedly shutting down the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, which aims to digitize every piece of paper that touched the hands of the Great Emancipator.
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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:00 am

Appellate court reverses shaken-baby conviction

An appellate court has overturned the conviction of a Springfield man who was sentenced to 16 years after being convicted of battery to his infant daughter.In reversing the 2012 conviction of Mark Wil
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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am

Concrete replaces street bricks

 Folks love brick streets in Springfield.“There’s a keen interest in preserving the brick streets in the neighborhoods,” says Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin. “The brick work is so highly uniqu
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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am

Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit

 A federal magistrate judge has sided with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who died after an altercation with deputies who deployed Tasers more t
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Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 12:00 am

Finds dishonesty, recommends license suspension

A hearing board that is part of the disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that the law license of former Springfield alderman Sam Cahnman be suspended for 90 days.
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Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 12:00 am

Golf course in foreclosure, auction possible

Illinois National Bank has foreclosed on the owner of Piper Glen Golf Course and taken over the facility.
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Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 12:00 am

Job to last maximum of six months

Andre Parker, new interim head of the Springfield Park District police department, is a hands-on leader.
Don’t believe it? Check out the restrooms in department headquarters, which Parker, a self-acknowledged clean freak, scoured himself on his first day of work.

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