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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am

New rules allow Timoney and Davlin to “stack the deck”

In a move that has party veterans scratching their heads, Patrick “Tim” Timoney, outgoing chairman of the Sangamon County Democrats, has appointed almost 40 new precinct committeemen over
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:00 am

Quinn appoints 29-year-old to direct Illinois State Police

Ask Jonathon Monken how he got the job as director of Illinois State Police — at the tender age of 29, with no law enforcement experience — and he’ll start with a story ab
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:00 am

Tax increase depends on definition of “habitable”

As bridges go, this one is deluxe. It’s built on a vintage single-span construct donated by the township of Island Grove, and topped with a newly-made pitched roof that, once complet
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:00 am

Courts may decide whether “new” facility remains in operation

Last month, Bob and Sandy Young hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house at their hog farm a few miles east of Rochester on Buckhart Road. About 350 people showed up to listen to a few spee
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:00 am

Former party chair says leadership needs to lead

The Sangamon County Evening Republican Club, declared disbanded and dead about a year ago, will be resurrected just in time for Easter, according to several former party officers. Irv Smith, who cha
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:00 am

Taxpayers seeking quick cash may end up trading their big check for a high-interest loan

Last week, my younger son lost two teeth in the same day. We all know what that means: he was in for windfall from the Tooth Fairy. At a dollar per tooth, he was due two bucks minimum. He
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:00 am

Scouting for diversity among the troops

Last summer, while William Ferguson was working as a junior counselor at the Urban League’s Freedom School, a child fell and broke his arm. Ferguson used two sticks and a bandana to


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