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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:00 am

Court rules in favor of controversial hog farm

Untitled Document Bob and Sandy Young are happy as pigs in . . . muck. The Buckhart couple this week learned that the Appellate Court of Illinois had ruled in favor of th
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:00 am

Bill Geiser had plenty of problems, but did he have to die?

Untitled Document Initial reports didn’t reveal the name of the mentally ill man killed by Springfield police last Saturday night at the Bel-Aire Motel — so when I he
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:00 am

High Court seeks city’s side in ex-cop’s lawsuit

Untitled Document The U.S. Supreme Court wants the city of Springfield to explain why a police sergeant who blew the whistle on two brothers in blue isn’t protected by the
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 am

Sara Gallant got tangled up in a twisted love triangle, but nobody believes she wanted to die

Untitled Document Three years ago this week, a pair of bodies was discovered in a wooded area near central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. One was a young woman
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 12:00 am

Former prosecutor could face two-year suspension

Untitled Document Dan Mills, the former Sangamon County prosecutor caught up in the notorious “cocaine ring” scandal that obsessed the Springfield justice community f
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 12:00 am

Assembly to mark 1908 race riot draws diverse participants

Untitled Document There’s nothing particularly inviting about the term “solemn assembly.” There’s nothing
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 12:00 am

SPD’s first black female officer sets the record straight — again

Untitled Document When the jury announced its verdict in the Black Guardians’ race-discrimination trial earlier this month, Lea Joy left the courthouse pursued
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 12:00 am

If the city administration is sincere about addressing racism, an apology is in order

Untitled Document I recently attended a celebration in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It ended, as many such celebrations do, with the audience members linking a
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 12:00 am

Firefighter’s fight ends in success

Untitled Document It took several strokes of luck, but last week Springfield Fire Department Capt. Mark Dyment finally won his fight for veterans points. These points, calcula


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