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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

“I think that day was the boiling point”

 A former Springfield police officer charged with beating a man in February may have allowed rough times off the clock to spill over to patrol duties, according to internal affairs records.Termin
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Friday, July 14, 2017 12:00 am

Sherman hires former parks director

The village of Sherman has hired Michael Stratton, former director of the Springfield Park District who departed the district under pressure four years ago. The Sherman board of trustees unanim
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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 am

Not the first time

 One year after signing a law aimed at forcing government to turn over public records, Gov. Bruce Rauner has been cited by Attorney General Lisa Madigan for failing to respond to a request for re
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

District 186’s push pays off

 Enrollment in advanced placement courses has surged in Springfield high schools.Last year, 745 students in Springfield School District 186’s three high schools enrolled in AP courses that can
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

Family of deceased inmate collects six figures

 Christian County has settled a lawsuit for more than a half-million dollars in a case filed by the family of a man who committed suicide in the county jail.The $550,000 settlement reached last m
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 am

No funerals, communion for same-sex couples

Bishop Thomas Paprocki this month unleashed a national firestorm with a three-page decree making clear, if it wasn’t already, his views on homosexuality.Folks in same-sex marriages can’t present t
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 am

Project bogged down, experts say

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is a disaster, according to a panel of experts who have excoriated the effort to collect and publish every document ever read or written by the Great Emancipator.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am
 As Springfield police confront a wave of gun violence, a handful of firearms stolen in gun shop burglaries last year have turned up at shooting scenes as well as in the hands of suspected crimin
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am

Former LLCC trustee lied, practiced law without license, board determines

The disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that Kent Gray, a local politician and attorney for Southern View and Illiopolis, be suspended from practice for one year for lyin
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:00 am

Cop suspended for fight files claim

Samuel Rosario, the Springfield police officer charged with official misconduct and battery after fighting a man while on duty in February, has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Hum

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