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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am

Former EPA counsel now top adviser

A lawyer once at the center of disputes between Attorney General Lisa Madigan and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top adviser on environmental issues.“Oh my God,” exclaime
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am

JAMES C. CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015

Even as he tilted at windmills, James C. Craven, who died on Monday at 89, made a difference.As a state appellate court judge and proud liberal, he wrote a lot of dissents during his years on the benc
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 12:00 am

Christian gets day in court

 Calvin Christian, Springfield’s most prolific traffic scofflaw, may soon be a pedestrian.Christian, who claims in a federal lawsuit against the city that officers have ticketed him in retaliat
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am

Can Rauner fix it?

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner said all the right things while not saying much during a December speech in Springfield filled with generalities and rah-rah talk.We need a tax code overhaul and long
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Legislature loses inspector general

The Illinois General Assembly has lost an inspector general tasked with investigating allegations of unethical activity by legislators and staff.J. William Roberts, a Springfield attorney who took the
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am

Jacob Parsons declares bankruptcy

While his father, Jeff Parsons, made headlines by declaring bankruptcy and was accused of hiding assets and cheating employees out of wages, Jacob Parsons last summer filed for bankruptcy in Texas.The
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am

Union, deputy challenge Campbell job

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and the union representing deputies have challenged the naming of former undersheriff Jack Campbell to the position of lieutenant within the department.Two g
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am

KEITH RICHARD RODERICK Feb. 26, 1953-March 11, 2014

 Keith Roderick was no ordinary preacher.On the one hand, he served as a priest in Episcopalian parishes throughout central and southern Illinois, low-key enough that his name rarely appeared in
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am

ROBERT “BOB” FOLDER Oct. 26, 1936-Nov. 6, 2014

 Catching fish takes patience. Knowledge. And lures – lots of lures.By those standards, Robert “Bob” Folder had it all. Thanks to him, Springfield became known worldwide as a source for som
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Wrongful death case against sheriff’s office in jeopardy

 A wrongful death case against the Sangamon County sheriff’s office has stalled, and the case may end with neither a verdict nor settlement.Attorneys representing the estate of Patrick Burns, w


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