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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:00 am

Sheriff candidates talk Tasers

 A lawsuit filed by a man who says that he was tasered by Sangamon County jail guards while helpless from a seizure has catapulted Tasers into the Republican primary race for sheriff.The sheriffâ
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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 12:00 am

Trustee wants money from Todd Green

Local car dealer Todd Green has wrongly sold a jet partly owned by failed entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, according to a bankruptcy trustee who is asking for a $250,000 penalty against Green. One h
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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Head shop owner protests raid

 The owner of a Springfield head shop says he fears bankruptcy in the wake of a raid by federal agents who emptied his store of pipes and suspected synthetic marijuana.That Traveling Treasures on
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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Promises change in sheriff’s office

 A write-in candidate for Sangamon County sheriff is hoping to take advantage of an apparent split in the Republican Party that has two candidates competing for the post in the upcoming GOP prima
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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 12:00 am

Tased epileptic sues jail guards

A man with epilepsy has sued three Sangamon County jail guards, saying that he was tasered in the jail last year while helpless after suffering a seizure.
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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Divernon farmers pay millions

 The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield last week announced a deal reached more than a month earlier to settle allegations that one of the state’s biggest farming operations collected mill
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am
 If you need an armored car, tools or a whole lot of lingerie, you’re in luck.One year after what was billed as the largest personal property auction in state history, more detritus from THR an
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Commission calls for change. But don’t call it ending waste.

 The final report issued this month by Sangamon County’s first-ever citizens efficiency commission is remarkable for its nomenclature.The word “resources” appears 39 times in the 71-page do
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Turkey replaces chicken at treatment center

 Whether processed chicken is so unpalatable as to be illegal will be decided by a federal jury under a recent decision by U.S. district court judge Sue Myerscough.In the meantime, denizens of th
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Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 12:00 am

Left outside in freezing night

Workers at the Sangamon County animal control center made a grisly discovery last Friday morning. It was shortly after 10 a.m. when workers found a mixed-breed dog, dead, inside an exercise p

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