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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:00 am

Rauner reins in pot bills

 While other states ease up on marijuana laws, Gov. Bruce Rauner last week took a cautious route in altering bills sent to him by legislators who aimed to make life easier both for medical mariju
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Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 12:00 am

Koester used excessive force, falsely arrested woman, judge says

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough has ruled that Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester used excessive force against a Springfield woman and falsely arrested her during a 2011
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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am

Sewer district labor costs skyrocket

 Three years ago, the Springfield Metro Sanitary District paid at least $100,000 in compensation for a dozen of the district’s 53 employees.Today, 30 of the district’s 57 employees are costin
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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am

Scam went undetected for years

 Michael Keebler sounded sorry Monday when he finally faced the music.He turned emotional, putting his forehead down on the defense table for several minutes after tearfully apologizing to U.S. D
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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Rauner rejects record requests

 During the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged that his would be the most open administration in the nation.“I want to make Illinois government the most efficient, transpare
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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Diocese launches legal clinic

During his early days as a parish priest in the 1980s, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, leader of the Diocese of Springfield, founded the Chicago Legal Clinic to help the poor with such matters as bankruptcy,
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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Racial, religious discrimination alleged

 Hit with a $100,000 verdict in a discrimination lawsuit decided last week, the Springfield Urban League faces a second lawsuit from a former Head Start employee who says that she was the victim
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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Bishop went to bat for killer

 The Rev. Thomas Paprocki espouses exorcism and opposes gay marriage. He has said that Muslims should be treated differently than others at airport security checkpoints because most terrorists ar
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 am

Urban League loses bias suit

A jury has issued a $100,000 verdict against the Springfield Urban League, ruling that the organization discriminated against a former Head Start teacher who lost her job in 2010.Jamie Schnitker, who

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