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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:00 am

Prosecutors duck FOIA

 When is a prosecutor actually a judge?When the legislature and the courts say so, at least in Illinois, where state’s attorneys are winning fights to gain exemption from the state Freedom of I
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

JEFFREY HOFMANN June 24, 1952-April 17, 2013

Despite spending the better part of his working life as a radio personality, Jeff Hofmann wasn’t much for the limelight.A fight with cancer is never easy, but Hofmann did it with grace and wit. Didn
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

GRACE ELEANOR MURDOCK Aug. 16, 1918-March 14, 2013

Grace Murdock, you could say, was a real pistol.Upon her death at 94 last spring, Murdock’s son, Mitchell, found a .22-caliber gun in her nightstand at Concordia Village, where she lived the final d
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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Activists want jobs

 Community activists say that minorities aren’t getting enough out of high-speed rail and railroad consolidation work in Springfield. “This is not a game we play – this is
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Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 12:00 am

Greenburg had controversial past

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has chosen J. Todd Greenburg to be the city’s next corporation counsel. Greenburg, former city attorney for the city of Bloomington, comes with controversy.
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Senator calls cops about noise

 It’s late at night, the noise from a bar downstairs in downtown Springfield is keeping you awake.Who are you going to call?If you’re state Sen. Antonio Munoz, D-Chicago, you call Illinois St
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

A place for dogs in Washington Park

 A walk in the park might take on a whole new meaning, at least for dogs, if Dr. David Hoelzer and his wife, Dr. Karen Hoelzer, have their way.The Hoelzers are pushing for a fenced-off leash area
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 More than eight years after it opened, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is seeking accreditation.The move to gain accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums comes thr

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