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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Former cop fights for benefits

A former top-ranking Springfield police officer seeking disability benefits has sued the city’s police pension board.Daryle “Doug” Williamson says he can’t work because he suffers from post-tr
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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Circuit clerk bans sagging pants

 Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri has banned sagging pants in his office.“No sagging pants policy,” reads an electronic message on a flat-screen television above the counter where peo
Feature
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Anita Bedell fights gambling and keeps the faith

 She’s almost always outgunned, outfinanced and outvoted, but it’s hard to imagine Anita Bedell getting outworked.As executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Prob
Music
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am
 The lack of artistic taste in towns the size of Springfield can never be underestimated. You didn’t have to look further than the empty seats in Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illino
News
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am

Union defended former teacher

 A former Springfield teacher charged with sexually assaulting a boy more than a decade ago remains in limbo more than three years after criminal charges were filed and nearly five years after he
News
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Changes come under pressure

 Pursuant to legal action from the state attorney general and amid a spate of bad publicity, the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to reforms that include changes to permitting pro
News
Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 am

Says plea won’t affect lawsuit

 Calvin Christian III says that Springfield police have harassed him for no good reason.But Christian recently pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and fleeing police that he cites in a
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am

District sued again for not releasing records

 The Ball-Chatham School District is once again being sued by a citizen watchdog group that last year prevailed in a lawsuit filed over alleged violations of the state Freedom of Information Act

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