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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.
News
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
News
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

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