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Upon Further Review
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:00 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
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 12:00 am

Jennifer Watkins loses custody case

One of the most bitter child custody battles in state history ended Tuesday as Jennifer Watkins agreed to give up custody of her daughter Sidney to the girl’s paternal aunt. Watkins wept as s
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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 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
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:00 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
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Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 12:00 am

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
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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 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
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:00 am

Will public money help?

 If nothing else, hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money buys hyperbole.“This is, indeed, a once in a generation opportunity,” Timothy Killeen, University of Illinois president, sai
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:00 am

Now playing at a museum near you

 Let’s consider how we came to once worship a hat that could have belonged to Abraham Lincoln – or Willy Wonka, or Slash, as some Twitterheads, including myself, have suggested.The year was 2


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