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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 am

Courts get aggressive about taking stuff

 Police can seize lottery winnings and patches worn by members of motorcycle clubs under two recent Illinois court rulings.In one case, a Decatur man would have done well to exercise his right to
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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 12:00 am

Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute

Sidney Watkins, the nine-year-old girl whose father was murdered by her maternal grandmother in 2008, is in the custody of child protective authorities in Massachusetts following the arrest of her mother on Thursday.
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Bad water feeds rage in Chatham

 Grubs.Just when Craig Hall figured he’d heard it all, fans at a recent Glenwood High School football game recognized him as a South Sangamon Water Commission trustee and complained about a gri
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Court tosses DUI seizure case

 Drunken drivers with prior convictions for driving under the influence might consider driving expensive cars, given a recent ruling by an Illinois appellate court.“That’s, essentially, the p
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Case began with 2008 murder

Jennifer Watkins, who left Illinois after being ordered to allow visits between her daughter and the girl's paternal grandparents, was arrested today in Massachusetts.
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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Lake Springfield gets some Friends

 Chainsaws and herbicide and matches, it turns out, can be an environmentalist’s best friend.After more than two years of clearing brush with saws and poison and fire, Friends of the Sangamon V
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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Go down 30 feet, Pawnee says

 While Pawnee questions the design of Hunter Lake, an engineering firm that has worked for the village questions the need for a 3,000-acre reservoir, which would stretch to the burg south of Spri
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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 New roofs. New doors. New windows. A new name. And, its owners say, a new attitude.Once considered an armpit of apartment complexes in Springfield, a 187-unit complex on the 2700 block of MacArt
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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Bug lovers heed the butterfly’s scream

 Snail darters are ugly, spotted owls are hard to spot, but no one has anything bad to say about butterflies, which helps explain why nearly 100 environmentalists, farmers, academics and others g

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