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News
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Parsons absent for court

 The fortunes of Jeffrey Parsons rose and fell on the vagaries of precious metal markets, according to a testimony last week in federal bankruptcy court.And Parsons kept spending no matter what.P
News
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

County revamps committee after attack

 A dog attack last summer has helped prompt an overhaul of the Sangamon County Citizens Advisory Committee on Animal Control.The county board last month voted to dissolve the board and reconstitu
News
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Judge says arbitrator erred

A Sangamon County judge has signaled that he won’t let stand the decision of an arbitrator who ordered a county sheriff’s deputy reinstated after she pleaded guilty to shoplifting and stood trial
News
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Money at center of Havana airport dispute

 Since 2006, Kent Johnson’s son has cultivated 131 acres at Havana Regional Airport, a grass airstrip in Mason County favored by pilots of ultralight aircraft and small airplanes.Kent Johnson i
News
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Pawnee police make pinch

 A former Taylorville physician awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges has been busted for drugs in Pawnee.Officers were summoned to a Casey’s store in Pawnee at approximately 8:15 p.m. o
Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am
 I’ve known Dave McKinney, erstwhile Springfield bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, for about three years now. We have lunch now and again. We’ll catch a Cardinals game when I can get fre
News
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

SJ-R staff schedules demonstration

 After seven years of no raises, editorial employees at the State Journal-Register are asking the public to join them for a Monday rally outside newspaper offices on Ninth Street.
News
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Pit bulls on special at Animal Control

 Pity the pit bull.Some see the breed as the devil incarnate, out to ravage men, women and children, not to mention other dogs, with vise-like jaws, lots of teeth and a hair-trigger temperament t
Feature
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am

Stubbornness costs Sangamon County $5.3 million

 With a $2.6 million check from taxpayers in hand, the widow of the late Amon Paul Carlock, who died after a struggle with Sangamon County jailers in 2007, says that she doesn’t feel like a win
News
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Fight continues over ALPLM

 Dysfunction and acrimony were on full display last week as state lawmakers in Chicago discussed the future of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.Officials charged with running t

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