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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am

One was free on recognizance despite felonies

 Authorities haven’t said what led Michael Trone to the Sleep Inn.Trone’s body was found Sept. 7 in a room at the hotel at 3470 Freedom Drive, barely a mile from his Westchester home. Two men
Upon Further Review
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 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,
News
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 am

ALPLM says it will study hat, fan

 A stovepipe hat that purportedly belonged to the Great Emancipator isn’t the only artifact at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that needs further research to flesh out prove
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 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
Breaking News
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 12:00 am

ALPLM says it will study fan, clock

 A stovepipe hat that purportedly belonged to the Great Emancipator isn’t the only artifact at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that needs further research to flesh out pr
Feature
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 am

Illicit sex reports increase at women’s lockup

 Most allegations are never proven, but accusations of sex between inmates and staff keep coming at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, the state’s largest women’s prison.Sex between inmate
News
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 am

Courtroom battles rare

 The number of trials in Sangamon County Circuit Court has plummeted this year, mirroring a reduction in both trials and cases filed in courts nationwide.While the nationwide number of cases, and
Breaking News
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 am

Multiple charges for school board member

Springfield school board member Adam Lopez was arrested about an hour ago and booked into the Sangamon County jail on three felony charges.The charges include financial exploitation of the elderly in
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 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
News
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:00 am

“You’re rockin’ it”

 Citing emails between U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce and employees of the U.S. attorney’s office, the federal public defender’s office in Springfield says the judge is so biased that

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