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Harris Murder Trial
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 am

Selection process slow in Harris trial

It took just two weeks to try mass killer Richard Speck in a Peoria courtroom in 1967. Forty-six years later in a courtroom adjacent to the one where Speck was convicted after less than an hour of deliberations, it took a full week simply to pick a jury in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, who stands accused of slaughtering a family of five.
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
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
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
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
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
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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