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Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 12:00 am

IT coverage inaccurate, school says

 The University of Illinois Springfield on Thursday responded to recent stories regarding Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former UIS employee who has been charged with raping a student (“Springfi
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am

Students feared him, reports say

 Accused rapist Xuesong “Gary” Yang reportedly had extraordinary power over Chinese students who came to University of Illinois Springfield to learn English.Students feared Yang, according to
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am

Sherman withdraws from program

 The Village of Sherman has withdrawn from North County Teen Court, a diversion program that handles cases of minor crimes committed by juveniles, and an Illinois State Police investigation is un
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Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 12:00 am

Parsons accused of shenanigans in Texas

Jeffrey Parsons, who left town years ago but can’t seem to escape legal detritus from his business dealings in Springfield, is back in the news, this time in Texas, where he now lives.Customers who
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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 12:00 am

Accused was affiliated with student exchange program

A Springfield businessman once employed by the University of Illinois Springfield in the school’s exchange student program has been charged with raping a freshman from China and has also been accused of sexually assaulting other students.
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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 am

Faded gem needs direction

Downtown Springfield lacks many things.A hardware store. A movie theater. A college. A dry cleaning shop. Modern parking meters.What it does have are things that no city wants in its urban heart. Vaca
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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am

Jerome reduces police coverage

 The Village of Jerome has curtailed police patrols, ending a long history of 24/7 police coverage by village officers.Village police are still on the job, but not around the clock. Reduced cover
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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am

Report documents rigged system

 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s control of Illinois government comes largely from parliamentary rules that give him an iron grip over lawmakers and legislation, according to a recent
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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Tailor shop survives on MacArthur

 After decades of sewing, Wilbur “Skip” Costa has succumbed.He no longer wears a tie to work, as he did back in the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan dropped jaws by wearing brown suits in the White
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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Would wear ankle bracelet to get daughter back

 Jennifer Watkins is many things.An accused fugitive from justice. A widow who wouldn’t cooperate with police who investigated the killing of her husband. She recently broke off an engagement t

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