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Monday, May 6, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor asks attorney general to probe police

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has asked attorney general Lisa Madigan to determine whether the city’s police department did anything wrong when it expunged police internal affairs files, appare
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Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:00 am

Attorney general may be asked to probe cops

Springfield aldermen are considering whether to ask attorney general Lisa Madigan to investigate the shredding of police internal affairs files to determine whether the cops broke the law. Und
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am

Murder trial begins in 2009 killings

Logan County state’s attorney Jonathan Wright was raging.With trial scheduled to start in just three weeks, defense attorney Daniel Fultz had tainted the jury pool by granting an interview to a
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am

City destroys police records

Springfield city council members want answers about the shredding of dozens of police department disciplinary files last week. This comes in the wake of an unexpected change in policy that shortened t
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield faces lawsuit over police records

The destruction of more than 70 Springfield police internal affairs files has landed the city in court. Calvin Christian, a city resident who has twice sued the city in recent years seeking in
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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

Mbanna Kantako is still on the air

Mbanna Kantako is on a roll.From his rental house just off North Grand Avenue in Enos Park, the 54-year-old blind man talks about the advent of spring and the need to till the soil. He speaks of pollu
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am

Houston pledged one term

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston said he intended to be a one-term mayor when he ran for office two years ago.“My plan is to serve four years and actually deal with problems,” Houston told t

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