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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Election promises to shake up city council

 The April 7 general election is still more than a week away, but one thing is for sure: the Springfield City Council is in for some turnover. Springfield’s 10 ward seats are up for re-election
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Witness misidentification leads to wrongful convictions

 Eighth Annual Defenders of the Innocent event5:30 p.m., April 8Erin’s Pavilion4965 S. Second St.For more information, call 206-6569 or visit www.uis.edu/innocenceproject.Angel Gonzalez was in
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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am

Video gambling out of control, says one lawmaker

 You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, tu
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am

State pension lawsuit heads to Illinois Supreme Court

 The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit over public pension benefits next week, bringing to a head fundamental disagreements over the rights conferred by Illinois’ constitu
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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am

Final decision rests with state department of ag

The Menard County Board of Commissioners voted not to recommend approval of a proposed hog farm near Petersburg on Tuesday night. The recommendation is nonbinding, however, and the farm may still be a
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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am

SIU medical school uses music to help dementia patients

 It had been a while since James could recall holding his newborn son in his arms. Listening to his new iPod, however, brought that memory to the surface for the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient
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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am

How mayoral candidates are contending for the east-side vote

 Springfield has never elected a black mayor. It’s been 16 years since an African-American candidate even ran for mayor.Allan Woodson was one of Springfield’s first black aldermen and the las
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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 12:00 am

Christopher Abernathy exonerated on DNA evidence after 30 years

A judge vacated the conviction of a Chicago man today in a 1984 murder, thanks in part to the efforts of the Illinois Innocence Project in Springfield. Christopher Abernathy of Midlothian, then age 17
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Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am

State agency admits it misinterpreted rule to benefit coal projects

 A community group near Peoria defeated a coal mine project last week, and its victory could have far-reaching effects for coal projects around the state.That’s because the group discovered tha

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