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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Deputy chief fibs about arrest

 The story was cause for alarm in anyone’s neighborhood.Burglars hit a North End gun store on Oct. 9 with what sounded like remarkable ease, kicking in a door and making off with more than 50 f
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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Fall beers abound

 This is not – repeat, not – a scientific exercise.Professional beer judges will, and do, say that discretion and restraint are necessary to properly judge ales, lagers, porters and so forth.
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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Judicial candidate accused of concealing bankruptcy

 A candidate for Sangamon County circuit court judge has been accused of concealing a bankruptcy petition from a Springfield business owner.Ryan Bandy, owner of the Station House bar in downtown
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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

State, feds levy big fines

 A Springfield nursing home with a history of problems is facing a six-figure fine from the government and a lawsuit from the widow of a man who died after being thrown from a van’s faulty whee
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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 am

A microbrewery opens in Peoria

 It is the single biggest investment that Court and Karen Conn have made on a historic preservation path that has proven profitable. And the nickel tour at the new Obed and Isaac’s in Peoria th
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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 am

Courts get aggressive about taking stuff

 Police can seize lottery winnings and patches worn by members of motorcycle clubs under two recent Illinois court rulings.In one case, a Decatur man would have done well to exercise his right to
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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 12:00 am

Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute

Sidney Watkins, the nine-year-old girl whose father was murdered by her maternal grandmother in 2008, is in the custody of child protective authorities in Massachusetts following the arrest of her mother on Thursday.
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Bad water feeds rage in Chatham

 Grubs.Just when Craig Hall figured he’d heard it all, fans at a recent Glenwood High School football game recognized him as a South Sangamon Water Commission trustee and complained about a gri
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Court tosses DUI seizure case

 Drunken drivers with prior convictions for driving under the influence might consider driving expensive cars, given a recent ruling by an Illinois appellate court.“That’s, essentially, the p

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