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Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am

CMS employee pocketed money orders

 When purchasers of surplus state property showed up with money orders at the Central Management Services warehouse on South 10 1/2 Street, Ashleigh E. Watson, office administrator, was eager to
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Monday, April 3, 2017 12:00 am

Springfield officer returned to scene of fight

In the wake of a fight with a 19-year-old man who had insulted him, Springfield police officer Samuel Rosario returned to the scene and took responsibility.Rosario was greeted like a friend by Robert
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Friday, March 31, 2017 12:00 am

Found in cell on March 18

A Sangamon County jail inmate has died after an apparent suicide attempt. Tiffany A. Rusher, 27, was rushed to St. John’s Hospital after she was found in her cell at 3:45 p.m. on March 18, acc
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 am

Man who fought cop says adversary deserves promotion

On East Stuart Street, the Feb. 27 fist fight between Officer Samuel Rosario and Robert Humes seems common knowledge.“He’s down the street,” says a man working on a car in
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Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am

Police killed Daniel Rogers, but did he have to die?

 Daniel Rogers wasn’t dealt an easy hand.He was a roofer cursed by bipolar disorder. His father is an alcoholic with acknowledged mental problems. Rogers’ mother reportedly has Alzheimer’s
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Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am

Says he did nothing wrong at Lincoln papers project

 His former bosses at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum say that Daniel Stowell, former director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, was an insubordinate employee who botc
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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

Investigation began after rape report

 An investigation into the reported rape of a University of Illinois Springfield student by a student adviser morphed into a probe into suspicions of human trafficking, according to UIS police re
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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

City dips into rainy day fund to balance budget

 Rejecting Mayor Jim Langfelder’s calls for tax increases, the Springfield City Council on Tuesday voted to dip into reserves to plug holes in a city budget battered by sagging tax revenue.The
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Company reportedly on brink of bankruptcy

Gander Mountain, a Minnesota-based company that came to Springfield in 2009, is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy. Reuters has reported that the company, which is known for firearms sa
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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am

District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l

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