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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Harassment and violations of First Amendment alleged

Two Springfield panhandlers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the City of Springfield and a handful of city police officers on Tuesday, alleging the city and the officers violate panhandler
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am

A season of robust theater in central Illinois

Although summer is drawing to a close, the theater season is still going strong. Springfield and the surrounding region boast some truly impressive talent and mesmerizing productions that can hold the
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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Lawmakers, analysts mull a change in how Illinois generates revenue

Though they disagree on just about everything else, Ted Dabrowski and Ralph Martire agree on one thing: Illinois’ poor fiscal condition offers an opportunity to make the state better.For Dabrows
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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Ex court worker claims revenge for backing ousted judge

Sangamon County Chief Judge Leslie Graves’ former assistant is suing her and a court administrator in federal court, saying Graves fired her in retaliation for supporting another judge in an inv
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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Market may slow from higher interest rates and fewer exports

Record farmland prices continue in Sangamon County, but agriculture observers say the rise may be slowing down. The rising prices follow a nationwide trend driven by low interest rates and solid deman
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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Fifteen percent of youth reported sex abuse

Following a federal report showing high rates of sex abuse in Illinois’ youth prisons, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is moving to eliminate the problem.In June, the federal Departm

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