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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Yucky chicken prompts lawsuit

No one would argue that mechanically separated chicken qualifies as haute cuisine. Consider the official definition from the United States Department of Agriculture:“Mechanically separated poult
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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Agrees that Calvin Christian is owed money

The city of Springfield concedes it broke the law when it shredded a disciplinary file that was the subject of a Freedom of Information Act request
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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
It is Friday, and drug court is back in session on the seventh floor of the Sangamon County courthouse.As on every Friday at 11 a.m., two dozen or so participants in the county’s fledgling drug
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 am

Attorney disciplinary board launches investigation

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has demanded records on the shredding of police disciplinary files from the city of Springfield. The city on July 24 received a subp
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Lawyer alleges fraud

Embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons concealed assets and fibbed under oath in the course of bankruptcy proceedings, according to the trustee in charge of Parsons’ pending Chapter 7 case filed
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Parsons packs bags

Jeffrey Parsons, the allegedly bankrupt entrepreneur who made and purportedly lost a fortune buying and selling gold and precious metals, is moving.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Lenders love Illinois

Imagine living in a state with such rosy financial prospects that it can borrow money at interest rates less than 1 percent higher than the rate for U.S. Treasury notes, considered the gold standard o
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Board members trying to avoid mistakes of the past

Five months after Mike Stratton resigned as executive director of the Springfield Park District, the park board is taking the first steps toward replacing him.Board members say they don’t want a
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield loses lawsuit

The city of Springfield has lost what could prove a key lawsuit in a longstanding fight to keep police internal affairs files under wraps.
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Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Details on Cliff Buscher’s arrest

Springfield deputy police chief Clifford Buscher was wearing a t-shirt with a racially charged message when he was arrested in Missouri in 2008 after drunkenly firing a gun while on a fishing trip with three other officers.

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