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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Feral horses from western states come to Illinois looking for a new home

 In a muddy corral on a hill in southern Illinois, dozens of horses chomp on hay and cautiously eye the cowboy-boot-clad visitors who walk past their pen. When a human gets too close, the horses
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Newcomer Proctor running strong campaign

 Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, but to get there, he must take on a well-funded and well-connected opponent. Andrew Proctor of Springfield is cha
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Treasurer candidates focus on responsible management

 The job of Springfield city treasurer isn’t exactly glamorous. It’s basically a glorified accounting position, with no real authority over public policy and the added stress of being in the
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Incumbent Theilen faces former city spokesman Slottag

 Kris Theilen is a self-described “computer guy.” The Ward 8 alderman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, and he’s using his computer skills to bolster his campaign. Fr
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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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