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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 12:00 am

Drunks keep licenses, cops cut enforcement

If you drive drunk in Sangamon County, you’re less likely to get caught than you were a few years ago. And you’re less likely to lose your license.Since the early 1980s, lawmakers in the L
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am

Todd Green testifies in THR bankruptcy

Hundreds of customers, vendors and employees didn’t get paid by THR and Associates. Car dealer Todd Green wasn’t one of them.During recent testimony in the bankruptcy case of the failed Sp
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am

UIS establishes a controversial minor

In what might be a first in the nation, the University of Illinois Springfield has established an academic program called Liberty Studies.Students won’t be able to major in the subject, but the
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Disclosure comes amid questions

Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball. A guitar once owned by Eric Clapton. A model of the Starship Enterprise. These are among the items that an appraiser used in 2007 to establish the value of
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 12:00 am

Agency earlier promised to play nice

A coal mining company that has fast become one of the state’s largest is crying foul over the threat of a lawsuit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.Macoupin Energy, a subsidiary
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 12:00 am

THR treasures on auction block

Pete Rose’s rookie baseball card. A stuffed beaver. A signed photograph of Ronald Reagan asleep on a hammock. Dozens of antique swords. A plastic tub filled with home pregnancy tests.Such is the
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 12:00 am
Here’s a sampling of what’s on the auction block from the failed empire of Jeffrey Parsons, proprietor of THR and Associates, which is now in bankruptcy. Goods range from taxidermy to pregnancy tests to dog costumes to baseball memorabilia to toys to Parsons’ desk.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Board mulls payments

Springfield Park District executive director Michael Stratton is under scrutiny for taking more than $2,000 in apparently unauthorized advances on salary, according to multiple sources. Meanwhile, a park district board member says he will resign in the wake of an unpublicized meeting of the board on the matter that was held Monday behind closed doors.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 12:00 am

Aaron Schock faces the press

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock says he hasn’t decided whether to run for governor next year, but the Republican from Peoria is sounding and behaving like a candidate.Consider a press availability sessio


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