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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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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Landowner loses round in waste fight

A hearing officer has ruled against a landowner who fears that a plan to inject waste from a Carlinville coal mine into subterranean mining voids will pollute groundwater.The mine already has problems
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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Suspicious aldermen file FOIAs

 Where’s Edward Snowden when you need him?That may well be what Springfield aldermen are asking themselves as they ponder whether Nathan Mihelich, the city’s communications director who repor
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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:00 am

Test at issue after crash

 A Springfield Park District employee who triggered a six-car accident last fall by neglecting to set the parking brake on a district garbage truck began a 10-day suspension this week.But consequ
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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:00 am

The race is on to replace Williamson

 Rosemarie Long likes fundraisers. As chairwoman of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee, she says she enjoys getting out and seeing people.But Long has been conspicuously absent at f
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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Oak Ridge Cemetery’s mid-life crisis

 During winter, especially, the signs aren’t obvious.Snow covers expanses of lawn prone to brown during dry summers. Dead trees, perhaps as many as 90, aren’t distinguishable from the ones th

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