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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:09 am

City mulls tab for ethics

 Slowly, complaints of misbehavior within Springfield city government are working their way through a fledgling system designed to handle ethics complaints.The city has spent $79,000 on a consult...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:08 am

Also charged with wire fraud, income tax evasion

 A Springfield woman faces prison time after stealing $2.5 million and lying on her tax returns.Susan A. Satterlee of Springfield pleaded guilty on Nov. 5 to wire fraud, embezzlement and income t...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:07 am

Program aimed at overcoming barriers to justice

Angel Gonzalez spoke almost no English in 1994 when he became the prime suspect in a rape at an apartment complex in Waukegan. Gonzalez was wrongly convicted of the crime, imprisoned for nearly 21 yea...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:06 am
There hasn’t been much going on at the Capitol complex lately, at least outwardly. The General Assembly is spending most days at home, mired in a weird war of attrition with the governor as Illinois...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released its 2016 Annual Holiday Survey this week, providing a glimpse at how Illinois employers will handle paid holidays in 2016. The survey of 483 firms showed that...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:08 am

City council ponders ban

 A proposal to ban drones within Springfield city limits may not remain as strict as currently written, according to a sponsor.“I don’t necessarily expect that this version that we have right...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:07 am
 Springfield City Clerk Frank Lesko has failed to post information about city council business on the city’s website that had been posted under his predecessor.The law requires public bodies th...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:06 am
Illinois may not strike people as a diverse ecosystem, but this state actually has a wealth of native species that create surprisingly different environments. In southern Illinois, for example, you’...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:05 am
A nationwide design blog recently recognized one of Springfield’s own as an industry leader. Last week, Jeff Sommers of Square Root Architecture + Design in Springfield was named a “groundbreaker�...
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 12:08 am

City buys land for rail project

 The city of Springfield is proceeding with land acquisition for a massive railroad relocation project despite failing to secure federal money for the next phase of a project still in its early s...


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