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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:22 am

Bishop releases list of abusers

 I wonder about Virginia Galloway.In 2004, she sued the Diocese of Springfield, alleging an awful thing. In the late 1960s, when she was 10 years old, she said that the Rev. Richard Niebrugge too...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:18 am

ALPLM foundation goes begging

What a lot of blathering went on at a recent House tourism committee hearing called to chew fat about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and its nonprofit foundation, which is threate...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:20 am

Unusual occurrences in Macoupin County

 You never know what you’ll find in a courthouse.I was reminded of this during a visit last week to the Macoupin County courthouse in Carlinville. It was, according to legend and the internet,...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 am

Let secretary of state run pot sales

Years ago, I asked a fellow reporter who covers politics and government: Can you think of anything that the state does well? Issuing driver’s licenses was the only thing that came to mind.I’ve nev...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:17 am

Downtown Wyndham changes hands

 A new owner is running a landmark Springfield building.After a two-year battle for control of Wyndham Springfield City Centre, downtown Springfield’s tallest structure, owner Robert Egizii in...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:19 am

A sheriff's deputy shunned

 Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester may soon need a tattoo removal specialist.Then again, Koester’s colleagues might be willing to do the job themselves, judging by an Illinois L...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:15 am

Rodney Davis spins truth

Here’s an ad we haven’t seen.“Hello, I’m Rodney Davis. In 2015, I voted for a $1.1 trillion budget bill that exceeded spending limits by $66 billion. Barack Obama called it a Christmas present...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:18 am

Man serving life asks for new trial

 Another troublesome email has surfaced between U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce and the U.S. attorney’s office headquartered in Springfield.Attorneys for Jason Gmoser, a convicted child p...
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 06:00 pm

Judicial candidate teams with Hank Williams, Jr.

Enough about the Supreme Court. Let’s talk about judgeships closer to home, where things really matter. Luke Thomas, the Republican candidate to replace retiring Cass County Circuit Court Jud...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:22 am
I have long believed that the death penalty is insufficient for the most egregious crimes.Don’t send rapists and murderers and former governors to the gurney. Instead, sentence them t...

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