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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Head shop owner protests raid

 The owner of a Springfield head shop says he fears bankruptcy in the wake of a raid by federal agents who emptied his store of pipes and suspected synthetic marijuana.That Traveling Treasures on
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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Promises change in sheriff’s office

 A write-in candidate for Sangamon County sheriff is hoping to take advantage of an apparent split in the Republican Party that has two candidates competing for the post in the upcoming GOP prima
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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 12:00 am

Tased epileptic sues jail guards

A man with epilepsy has sued three Sangamon County jail guards, saying that he was tasered in the jail last year while helpless after suffering a seizure.
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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Divernon farmers pay millions

 The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield last week announced a deal reached more than a month earlier to settle allegations that one of the state’s biggest farming operations collected mill
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am
 If you need an armored car, tools or a whole lot of lingerie, you’re in luck.One year after what was billed as the largest personal property auction in state history, more detritus from THR an
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Commission calls for change. But don’t call it ending waste.

 The final report issued this month by Sangamon County’s first-ever citizens efficiency commission is remarkable for its nomenclature.The word “resources” appears 39 times in the 71-page do
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Turkey replaces chicken at treatment center

 Whether processed chicken is so unpalatable as to be illegal will be decided by a federal jury under a recent decision by U.S. district court judge Sue Myerscough.In the meantime, denizens of th
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Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 12:00 am

Left outside in freezing night

Workers at the Sangamon County animal control center made a grisly discovery last Friday morning. It was shortly after 10 a.m. when workers found a mixed-breed dog, dead, inside an exercise p
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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Landowner loses round in waste fight

A hearing officer has ruled against a landowner who fears that a plan to inject waste from a Carlinville coal mine into subterranean mining voids will pollute groundwater.The mine already has problems
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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Suspicious aldermen file FOIAs

 Where’s Edward Snowden when you need him?That may well be what Springfield aldermen are asking themselves as they ponder whether Nathan Mihelich, the city’s communications director who repor

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