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Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am

Rally at Capitol underwhelms

 I spent nearly two hours watching last weekend’s gun rally on the Capitol steps and walked away disturbed and buoyant.The good news is, they didn’t get nearly as many folks as hoped, predict
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:00 am

Investigation began five years ago

A Salisbury woman accused of dealing synthetic marijuana has been in trouble before.Letha Dean, 71, pleaded guilty to prostitution-related charges in 2009, long before she was arrested last week and
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

Board approves contract with economic development corporation

 The Sangamon County Board this week approved a contract with a fledgling economic development corporation that includes $500,000 in public money for the group tasked with attracting new business
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

Parolee aims high

 The last felon-turned-angel story I wrote did not end well.It concerned a meth cook returned to prison after nearly two years of freedom and gainful employment, on the grounds that he hadn’t b
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 am

District acknowledges problems

Amid accusations of skullduggery by a Republican businessman, Springfield School District 186 no longer will put the name of Adam Lopez, a Democrat who is school board chairman, on a basketball tourna
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 am
 The nation’s largest convention of African-American motorcycle clubs is coming to Springfield.The National Bikers Roundup, scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 5 at the state fairgrounds, will fe
Upon Further Review
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 am

Former newspaper mogul gets blame, or credit

 A couple years ago, I got an email from the blue.It was from a lawyer for an old employer: Mike Lacey is creating a database of former employees, could you please provide your home address? I di
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 am

The do-nothing option

Having recently returned from south of the border, I’ve found that there is a lot we can learn from Mexico.The president wants to build a wall to keep out myriad deviants who would destroy our way o
Breaking News
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 am

Jury declares Priester a killer

 It was a senseless murder, committed not for money or love or drugs or even bad driving. And Johnny Ray Priester, the killer, is facing the rest of his life in prison. After 34 continuanc
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 am

State shuts down Springfield broker

Chris Schaller isn’t your typical mortgage broker.He once had a show on WMAY radio, where he was known as the Illinois Mortgage Man. Sam Madonia on WFMB has broadcasted live from Schaller’s office


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