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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Agreement would help mentally ill inmates

 Tiffany Rusher doesn’t belong in prison, according to a lawyer for mentally ill inmates at the cusp of winning major reform from the state.Locked up for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, Rus
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Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 12:00 am

Judge throws out $21.5 million verdict

A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a $21.5 million verdict won by a Springfield businessman who says that he suffered a brain injury after being hit on the head in 2011 by a sliding glass door while aboard a cruise ship during a journey around the world.
Remembering
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am

JAMES CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015

As a judge, James Craven wasn’t the sort to embarrass lawyers by calling them out publicly while court was in session.“I run into all kinds of people who appeared before him once, twice, many time
Remembering
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am

ROBERT L. EVANS March 5, 1935-Nov. 8, 2015

 Boom! Boom! Boom!Explosions ripped the air as a demolition team set off charges to bring down the Sankey high-rise apartments a few blocks east of Washington Park. Then silence. But no crash.As
Remembering
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am

OSSIE LANGFELDER Aug. 2, 1926-Oct. 21, 2015

Ossie Langfelder could have ended up in China. Or Decatur. Or any number of places besides Springfield, where he ended up mayor.He was not initially impressed with the capital city when his family mov
News
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 12:00 am

Woman pleads guilty to TP theft

A Springfield woman has pleaded guilty to stealing toilet paper that had been intended for the poor.
News
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 12:00 am

Dispensary expected to open soon

 Legalize it,And I will advertise it.     --Peter Tosh, 1976The billboard on South Ninth Street, a few blocks south of the Sangamon County courthouse where pot smokers and dea
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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Outlook bleak for coal company

 Recent weeks haven’t been easy on Foresight Energy.The St. Louis-based coal company founded by Chris Cline, the mining baron who moved from Appalachia to Illinois a decade ago on the theory th
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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Downtown development will need subsidy

 The Springfield Economic Development Commission has blessed a mayoral plan to spend $125,000 on a consultant who would gather proposals to develop an oversized city block just north of the gover

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