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Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 12:00 am

Source says assistant wants top job

Tim Bass, head of the U.S. attorney’s public corruption unit based in Springfield, is angling for the top job, a source says.Bass would neither confirm nor deny that he’s interested in taking over
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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

She’s sorry, and she wants her daughter back

 Just two months ago, Jennifer Watkins and her daughter Sidney were living a new life in Massachusetts that now seems light years away.Watkins moved from Florida to Massachusetts last summer. Wan
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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Sangamon County prosecutor confirms interest

Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser could be in the running to become U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois, a source says.Milhiser, a Republican doesn’t deny that he’s i
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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Urban aquaculturist catches heat

 Randy Jones, who lives across the street from me, isn’t like a lot of people.Early last spring, he started digging in the front yard of the house he shares with his wife, Mary, and her mother,
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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

City looks at Enos Park neighborhood association

 With the redevelopment arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association behind on property taxes, at least two city officials say the city of Springfield should consider taking over own
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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

Hearing set in eight-year battle over Sidney Watkins

 A legal fight for custody of a little girl whose father was murdered eight years ago will continue next week in the courtroom of Cass County Circuit Court Judge Robert Hardwick.Sidney Watkins, 9
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Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Director facing dismissal

Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project based at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been placed on unpaid leave and is facing termination.Stowell confir
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Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Owes more than $35,000

The redevelopment arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association has fallen behind on property taxes and owes more than $35,000 for delinquent taxes, penalties, fees and interest on more th
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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Weak FOIA needs penalties

 Florida and Washington state each employ one full-time person to ride herd on laws ensuring public access to government records.In Illinois, taxpayers are supporting a 17-employee bureau within
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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am
 No one seems to know what to make of this election.Stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, mainstream media has pointed to the Rust Belt, saying that out-of-work or underemployed white folks are to

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