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Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 12:00 am

Release the tape

Illinois Times has sued the city of Springfield for refusing to release video footage documenting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man last month by a city police officer. In refusing to tur
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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

Inmate sues after jail tasing

 Inmates who act up due to medical problems can be tased, even if their medical condition renders them incapable of understanding guards.That’s the stance taken by the Sangamon County sheriff�
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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

City says officer hasn't been interviewed

Springfield police are refusing to release video footage that captured the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by an officer last month. In declining to release footage of the Jan. 23 shooting,
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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Lawmakers struggle without pay

 If you’re a state employee worried about Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s attempt to cut off pay due to the lack of a state budget, consider the plight of legislators.The comptroller’s offi
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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Sheriff’s office gets assault rifles

 Concerned about being outgunned, the Sangamon County sheriff’s office is equipping deputies with AR-15s.The civilian version of the military-issue M16 rifle that’s become a weapon of choice
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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Police delay answer to records request

Ten days after a Springfield police officer shot and killed a mentally ill man, the department still has not released video footage that could show what happened.  In a response to a record
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Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 12:00 am

Budget crunch blamed

Jerome police chief Craig Kennedy has been laid off. Today was Kennedy’s last day on the job. He said that he wasn’t surprised when he was told last week that he would be laid off. He said i
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Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 12:00 am

IT coverage inaccurate, school says

 The University of Illinois Springfield on Thursday responded to recent stories regarding Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former UIS employee who has been charged with raping a student (“Springfi
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am

Students feared him, reports say

 Accused rapist Xuesong “Gary” Yang reportedly had extraordinary power over Chinese students who came to University of Illinois Springfield to learn English.Students feared Yang, according to
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am

Sherman withdraws from program

 The Village of Sherman has withdrawn from North County Teen Court, a diversion program that handles cases of minor crimes committed by juveniles, and an Illinois State Police investigation is un

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