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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:07 am

Neighbors fighting coal ash berm north of Springfield

 A plan to dump coal ash waste near Elkhart needs significant work, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would create more room at an existing waste site for co...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:06 am
Springfield police handled a bizarre standoff earlier this month when a man wielding a baseball bat allegedly began attacking his neighbors. Gregory Bosie of Springfield was arrested on June 15, follo...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:05 am
Free admission to the state fair on its first night has been a longstanding tradition in Springfield. No more. This year, the Department of Agriculture plans to charge $5 to enter the fairgrounds on t...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:04 am
 Legendary film producer Darryl Zanuck once said, “The secret to success in Hollywood is giving the public what it wants before it knows it wants it.” In the spirit of that statement and in a...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:02 am
 These Chicago guys got a good start in the business by winning WGN’s Breakthrough Band competition in 2014 with their first single, “Grind Your Teeth.” After spending 2015 promoting and pl...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 04:58 pm
 Our sister paper, Chicago's Reader, has just published its annual Best of Chicago issue. In it are excellent pieces that echo topics recently taken up in this space."The Thompson Center is Chi...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:51 am

Criminal investigation launched

Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy John Bartello has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation. The reason, or reasons, why aren’t clear. ...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:19 am

Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?

 It sounded like a Seinfeld episode. The Salvation Army buys a building on Ninth Street for a new homeless shelter and spends half a mill fixing it up, only for Mayor Jim Langfelder to tell them,...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:18 am
 This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.The “Mexican” is Gonzalo Curiel. He’s a federal judge w...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:18 am
 Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever thought that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration could ever keep state operations running for a year without an actual state budget.State and federal courts have...

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