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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.
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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
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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
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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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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Parsons house under contract

 Batman had the Batcave. William Randolph Hearst had San Simeon. The Wicked Witch of the West had an honest-to-goodness castle. And embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons once had a getaway on th
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am

In search of the perfect fall brew

 In Munich, more than 4,000 miles away from Springfield, they’ve been partying for almost two weeks now, listening to oompah bands and eating Steckerlfisch (aka roast fish-on-a-stick) and sucki
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am

City wants Knox Flats flattened

 After a third-story window came crashing down last month from the dilapidated Knox Flats apartments near downtown, caretakers of one of Springfield’s oldest homes are demanding that the city d
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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:00 am

Survey shows dissatisfaction

Catholics who attend Mass as well as their lapsed brethren agree on some things, according to the results of a recently released survey of more than 1,400 current and former parishioners.There is sent
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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 12:00 am

Murder charges after case reviewed

 A former Adams County prosecutor and University of Illinois football star now facing murder charges walked free more than eight years ago after an autopsy on his wife failed to determine a cause
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:00 am

State police won’t name names

 Larry Willis, publisher and co-owner of the County Journal in Percy, about 140 miles south of Springfield, was just doing what journalists do last July when he asked Illinois State Police for a

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