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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Sports complex breaks ground

There was no ribbon cutting this time around, but dirt, finally, is being turned for new ballfields at the southern edge of Springfield.Bulldozers roared up last Friday, just one day after the three p
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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Cop keeps job despite fib

A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy lied on the witness stand in a 2010 drug case but was never charged with a crime and is still on patrol.
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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Gumball defender says birds will pay the price

There was much excitement at the Rushton household last year when the prospect of getting something for nothing – well, almost nothing – arrived courtesy of the city of Springfield.For the
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Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor asks for investigation

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has asked Illinois State Police to figure out who has leaked police internal affairs files.
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Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Cop gets mad after son flipped off

Det. Paul Carpenter of the Springfield Police Department threatened a couple and unleashed a stream of profanities last year
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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Simpson fights liquor license

The proprietor of a Springfield restaurant who wants to serve alcohol to gay clientele is worried about the future of his business thanks to Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson.
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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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