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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 am

Mom apologizes during hearing

 While Sidney Watkins attended her first day of school as a sixth-grader last week, her mother, Jennifer, had a bad day in court in the latest chapter of a custody battle that began a decade ago.
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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 am

ALPLM foundation threatens auction

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum doesn’t belong to the public.The institution built with tax dollars belongs to big shots. Just ask the big shots.“After it belongs to us, it is
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 12:00 am

Order comes after ex parte emails found

U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce has been barred from presiding over criminal cases due to ex parte communications with an employee of the U.S. attorney’s office about a criminal case while
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am

City revisits “historic” ordinance

 The Springfield City Council is poised to water down an ordinance aimed at putting city residents to work on public works projects.The proposal before the council would cut fines for contractors
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am

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
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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am

The Holy Goalie shoots and scores

 Bishop Thomas Paprocki has curious ways of looking at the world.Homosexuality is sinful. Muslims are the enemy. Exorcism works. These sorts of stances have earned Paprocki plenty of WTFs since h
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 12:00 am

Victim stabbed 39 times by lover

There were 20 people and five boxes of tissues in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia Friday for the sentencing of Emmaline Osborne, who got 28 years for the 2016 murde
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am

Former inmate claims abuse by counselor

 A former Logan Correctional Center inmate has sued three prison employees, saying that she was sexually assaulted by a prison counselor, then suffered retaliation when her claims came to light.T
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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am

Lanphier leads the academic pack

 It is too soon – far too soon – to declare victory. But the numbers are in, and Springfield public schools are making progress when it comes to academic excellence for the best and brightest


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