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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 am

Urban League loses bias suit

A jury has issued a $100,000 verdict against the Springfield Urban League, ruling that the organization discriminated against a former Head Start teacher who lost her job in 2010.Jamie Schnitker, who
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am
 A Sangamon County judge has rejected a plea from a Massachusetts company that claims that requests for the company’s contracts with more than a dozen Illinois school districts are harming busi
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am

APL dog is dangerous, plaintiff says

 Stewart, depending on who’s talking, is either a mutt in need of a home or a dangerous dog that needs to be euthanized.One thing is clear. Stewart is now at the center of a lawsuit filed by an
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00 am

Former sheriff candidate enforcing marijuana regs

Jack Campbell, who lost a bid last year to become Sangamon County sheriff, has been tabbed to run the office tasked with overseeing medical marijuana growers.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am

A brief history of Springfield baseball

In almost every large town in the state, base ball clubs have been organized this spring. We notice in our exchanges, not only in this state but all states, that this game is more popular than ever. I
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 12:00 am

Grateful Dead says goodbye

The best way, really, to grade the Grateful Dead is by year. I would put Friday’s show on par with a good effort from 1978, not a peak year, but still an era when rabbits got pulled out of hats on a fairly regular basis.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am

But exhibit manager lacks qualifications

 More than a year ago, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launched a nationwide search for a director of exhibits.It was, according to a 2014 report, a critical position for an u
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Convicted of other charges

Springfield police officer James Stewart has been acquitted of charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in 2014.Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Rudolph
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

In Illinois prisons, getting sick can be a death sentence

When Rubin Watts arrived at the Dixon Correctional Center infirmary in 2007, his legs and feet were red and swollen, with stinking open wounds that were oozing pus and a bloody discharge. He had a ski


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