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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 06:51 pm

Sent emails to U.S. attorney staff about pending case

A woman convicted of international parental kidnapping is asking for a new trial on the grounds that U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce sent emails to a paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s office...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:53 am

Dead inmate's family kept in dark

Nearly two weeks after her younger brother was found dead in his cell at Pinckneyville Correctional Center, Dana Caley wants answers. So far, Caley says, the only information she and other relat...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 05:19 pm

Opening expected next year

Marshalls, the nationwide chain of discount department stores, is coming to Springfield. The store will be built at Sherwood Plaza near the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Veterans Parkway, sa...
Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:22 am

Expert calls for investigation

There is credible evidence of guards physically abusing mentally ill inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center, according to a psychiatrist appointed by a federal court to monitor treatment of mentall...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:42 pm

A history of disciplinary problems

   Police last night arrested a battalion chief with the Springfield Fire Department after he reportedly hurled obscenities at Sherman officers.Chad Bates, 44, spent the night at the Sa...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 04:12 pm
Police last night arrested a battalion chief with the Springfield Fire Department after he reportedly hurled obscenities at Sherman officers. Chad Bates, 44, spent the night at the Sangamon Coun...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 08:56 am

Jury declares Priester a killer

 It was a senseless murder, committed not for money or love or drugs or even bad driving. And Johnny Ray Priester, the killer, is facing the rest of his life in prison. After 34 continuanc...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 05:00 pm

Might be interested in top job

 Robin Schmidt, a member of the Springfield Park Board and widow of the late John Schmidt, will start work next Monday as a prosecutor in the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office. ...
Monday, March 5, 2018 04:12 pm

Other top brass also leaving

Springfield fire chief Barry Helmerichs will retire effective next month. Helmerichs declined comment, but multiple sources confirmed the chief’s retirement. In addition, Robert Marfell, divis...

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