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Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 am

Suspends mortgage broker’s license

State allegations against a Springfield mortgage broker mirror accusations contained in a lawsuit filed by a Petersburg man who says that he was cheated out of his home.The Illinois Department of Fina
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Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 am

Lincoln papers posted by ALPLM

The first installment of documents put online by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is but a sliver of things to come. But what a sliver it is.It is easy to spend more time than planned browsing th
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am

Prof quits after years of complaints

 Lincoln Land Community College kept a professor on the payroll for nearly two decades after students first complained about graphic sexual remarks and unwelcome advances.Former anthropology and
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am

Cops take cash, cars and sometimes houses

 The case sounds simple.Acting on a tip, Springfield cops last July 26 served a search warrant at a Black Avenue home near Fairview Elementary School, finding a dozen marijuana plants in full bud
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am

Former Sen. Bomke's son to start Monday

 Sangamon County sheriff Wes Barr has hired the son of former state Sen. Larry Bomke, a Republican who contributed to the sheriff’s 2014 election campaign and endorsed him in media advertise
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am

Rally at Capitol underwhelms

 I spent nearly two hours watching last weekend’s gun rally on the Capitol steps and walked away disturbed and buoyant.The good news is, they didn’t get nearly as many folks as hoped, predict
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:00 am

Investigation began five years ago

A Salisbury woman accused of dealing synthetic marijuana has been in trouble before.Letha Dean, 71, pleaded guilty to prostitution-related charges in 2009, long before she was arrested last week and
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

Board approves contract with economic development corporation

 The Sangamon County Board this week approved a contract with a fledgling economic development corporation that includes $500,000 in public money for the group tasked with attracting new business
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

Parolee aims high

 The last felon-turned-angel story I wrote did not end well.It concerned a meth cook returned to prison after nearly two years of freedom and gainful employment, on the grounds that he hadn’t b

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