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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

Courts try new approach to mental illness

 There is a court reporter in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia on this Friday afternoon. That’s a bad sign.If everyone here in Sangamon County’s fledgling men
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am
 A girl mauled by a Great Dane on April 11 is a lot like other 10-year-old girls.She likes to draw. Keeps a journal. Plays Xbox and basketball. She has a boxer at her mother’s house.“She love
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

City will pay man shot by police

 The city of Springfield will pay $50,000 to a man shot by police more than seven years ago under a settlement approved Tuesday by the city council.The case started when James Wells stepped onto
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:00 am

Charges considered

A 10-year-old girl mauled by a dog more than a week ago remains hospitalized as investigations continue.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Judge threatens jail

 Despite fibbing in court documents, violating a court order and stiffing debtors, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons got a break last week from a judge who could have jailed him for making i
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am
 Subsidies are key as the city strives to redevelop downtown Springfield.The city would provide $700,000 in tax increment financing under a proposal by the developer of a proposed complex for stu
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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 am

Project would be aimed at students

A Quad Cities developer is considering an area on the northern edge of downtown, near the medical district, for a new apartment building that would be aimed at providing housing for students.The five-
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Abuse alleged in state prisons

 Mass strip searches. Humiliation and Taunts.Inmates in several central and southern Illinois prisons say that they have been subjected to this and more by Department of Corrections tactical team
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Sign-ups for marijuana not high

Amid the clamor to set up medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in Illinois lies an inconvenient truth.Seven months after the state began accepting applications, just 2,000 people hav
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

State workers remove chairs from fairgrounds

 Need some chairs? A saw? A brake job?If you work for the state of Illinois and are assigned to the state fairgrounds in Springfield, you can get all this, and more, for free. 

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