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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Who should control Lincoln’s museum?

 Steven Beckett pleads naive.When he drew up a bill to divorce the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, the University of Illinois law p
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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Foresight launches IPO

 Imagine a company that spends less than $20 to produce something that sells for more than twice that amount. Imagine that the company can produce more than 32 million units each year. Imagine, a
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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Sheriff gets mine-proof vehicle

 They say that you should never buy a car online. Then again, there is Uncle Sam’s Used Car Sales, aka the U.S. Department of Defense, where the Sangamon County sheriff’s office recently acqu
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

City council takes first step

 Having an inspector general isn’t necessarily a badge of honor. Consider governmental entities in Illinois that have them.Cook County has two, one for the circuit clerk and the other for the r
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Legislators accomplish little

 Not much of substance got accomplished during the recently concluded legislative session, which isn’t surprising. When, after all, has the Illinois General Assembly achieved greatness in an el
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Sheriff appeals arbitrator’s decision

The Sangamon County sheriff’s office is asking a judge to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling that an admitted thief be reinstated to her job as a sheriff’s deputy.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers ponder future of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Personalities, politics and power have been on parade since House Speaker Michael Madigan proposed that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum be divorced from the Illinois Historic Prese
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Prosecutors aren’t judges, court rules

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that state’s attorneys are subject to the state Freedom of Information Act.The May 22 ruling came after at least three courts ruled that prosecutors need not res
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

State sued over permit denials

 Three people denied permits to carry concealed firearms have sued the state, saying that the state has violated their rights by rejecting applications to carry concealed weapons.The plaintiffs e
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Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00 am

ALPLM may split from IHPA

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum would be split off from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency under legislation supported by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other state leaders.

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