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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:00 am
 Even Avery Bourne doesn’t believe what the GOP has said about her opponent Mike Mathis in the 95th House District race.“Mike Mathis chaired a political group that helped bankroll a politicia
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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:00 am

Reforms make return to prison less likely

 Parolees accused of violating parole conditions may have a better shot at avoiding prison under a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit against state prison authorities.The settlement in t
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Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 12:00 am

City mum on key details

A bicyclist suffered a serious head injury last month after a pillar tumbled onto his head in downtown Springfield, but the city won't release the man's name or his condition.
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 am

More than 60 guns stolen in two Springfield burglaries

 Less than two weeks after burglars stole more than 50 guns in a heist that wasn’t discovered until the next morning, Letz Hunt and Sport is back in business.Sydney Letz has been selling guns f
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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Jury rejects murder charges

 Oscar Brown, the trigger man in a 2013 east side slaying, beat first-degree murder charges last week, escaping what could have been a life sentence.After deliberating a little more than three ho
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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Judicial candidate’s actions questioned

 A federal bankruptcy judge says that a case involving a candidate for Sangamon County Circuit Court judge is riddled with questions.“I don’t know what’s true or not true here, but I look a
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Deputy chief fibs about arrest

 The story was cause for alarm in anyone’s neighborhood.Burglars hit a North End gun store on Oct. 9 with what sounded like remarkable ease, kicking in a door and making off with more than 50 f
Feature
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Fall beers abound

 This is not – repeat, not – a scientific exercise.Professional beer judges will, and do, say that discretion and restraint are necessary to properly judge ales, lagers, porters and so forth.
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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Judicial candidate accused of concealing bankruptcy

 A candidate for Sangamon County circuit court judge has been accused of concealing a bankruptcy petition from a Springfield business owner.Ryan Bandy, owner of the Station House bar in downtown
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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

State, feds levy big fines

 A Springfield nursing home with a history of problems is facing a six-figure fine from the government and a lawsuit from the widow of a man who died after being thrown from a van’s faulty whee

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