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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Watch what you say; it can now be recorded without your knowledge or consent.The Illinois Supreme Court decided this very thing last week in a pair of unanimous decisions that invalidated a stat...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Inside the Springfield Police Department’s K-9 training program

 Inside a livestock building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, a man is hiding stashes of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in state-owned work vehicles parked inside for the winter...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield K9s find drugs in 25 percent of searches

Flip a coin and pick a side. Repeat 50 times. Chances are, you’ll guess the coin toss more often than drug-sniffing police dogs in Springfield found contraband in traffic stops during 2012....
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

A different kind of mural pops up in Springfield

 Though it started as mere vandalism, modern graffiti has become an art form, and it’s making an appearance in Springfield – without defacing anyone’s property.A team of graffiti artists kn...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 03:55 am

Village financial records scrutinized

U.S. Department of Justice auditors spent two days in Jerome last week reviewing how the village has handled federal Drug Enforcement Administration grants.The auditors declined to identify themselves...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:29 am

Other states shrugging off law because of costs

As Illinois lawmakers debate a bill to increase registration requirements for sex offenders under a federal mandate, reform advocates say it would cost the state too much. They say many other states h...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 05:41 pm
No one disputes that Stanley Wrice was beaten by Chicago police to extract a confession.Now, the state Supreme Court will decide whether the beating and subsequent forced confession is grounds for a h...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 03:13 pm

Houston wants 25 percent to be minorities

The Springfield Police Department hopes to hire new patrol officers in the coming months, with minorities to comprise a quarter of the new hires.On Aug. 4, Mayor Michael Houston announced the city wou...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 08:41 pm

ACLU wants federal investigation of racial bias

A study of traffic stop data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows minority drivers in Illinois and in Springfield are more likely than white drivers to be stopped and searched b...

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