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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 09:53 am
There are monsters in Lake Springfield. Just ask John Bowling Jr. of Springfield and Jacob Branham of Chatham. On April 22, they pulled a 21.3-pound catfish out of the lake to win the 6th Annual Joh...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:08 am

Concrete replaces street bricks

 Folks love brick streets in Springfield.“There’s a keen interest in preserving the brick streets in the neighborhoods,” says Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin. “The brick work is so highly uniqu...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:07 am

Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit

 A federal magistrate judge has sided with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who died after an altercation with deputies who deployed Tasers more t...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:06 am

Informational meeting planned for Thursday

 Landowners along the 10th Street rail corridor have a new ally when it comes to sacrificing their property for the rail relocation project.Eve Blackwell-Lewis of Springfield is due to take over...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:05 am

Proposal raises bar for receiving help

 A proposal to save the state money on independent living services could mean dire consequences for as many as 34,000 people.Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to decrease the number of people in Illinois w...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 04:56 pm

Finds dishonesty, recommends license suspension

A hearing board that is part of the disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that the law license of former Springfield alderman Sam Cahnman be suspended for 90 days. ...
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 08:05 pm

Job to last maximum of six months

Andre Parker, new interim head of the Springfield Park District police department, is a hands-on leader.
Don’t believe it? Check out the restrooms in department headquarters, which Parker, a self-acknowledged clean freak, scoured himself on his first day of work....
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 08:31 am

Golf course in foreclosure, auction possible

Illinois National Bank has foreclosed on the owner of Piper Glen Golf Course and taken over the facility....
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:09 am
 Illinois could save millions of dollars annually by implementing reforms to the criminal justice system, according to a new report from a conservative think tank.Meanwhile, the state’s crimina...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:08 am

New state law contains accountability measures for police

 The Springfield Police Department plans to adopt body cameras for officers under a new state law which took effect last week. The law was prompted by a growing public consciousness concerning pe...

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