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Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:08 am

City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield

 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:07 am

Park district mulls police contract

 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:06 am

Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib

 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:05 am
Julio Barrenzuela says he left Springfield so he could come back. Springfield’s official “Salsa Ambassador” moved to California in 2012, but he’s still working to better his hometown, a city t...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 01:52 pm

Decision upholds termination

A Sangamon County judge has ruled that a cop who pleaded guilty to shoplifting in 2013 can't be a county sheriff’s deputy. ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 The Democrats got a bit of good news and some serious bad news in a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll. And that bad news is particularly negative for anyone who can be credibly connected to...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Furniture ministry uplifts and empowers women to become employed

 Shareese Tinsey, a Springfield mother of five children, had been struggling to find a job that would provide a steady income. That changed when Rev. Margaret Ann Jessup offered Tinsey a job at W...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Ambulance provided air, not oxygen

 The what-and-who part of the puzzle didn’t take long for the Illinois Department of Public Health to figure out. The why remains a mystery.Within months of receiving a 2014 report that members...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Claims switch to Wyndham brand is default

 The loan servicing company for banks that hold a mortgage to the Wyndham hotel in downtown Springfield has foreclosed on the property, claiming that the hotel’s switch from the Hilton to Wyndh...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
One of the best things about working in journalism is getting to learn new things nearly every day. On June 10, we had a chance to look over our work from the past year at the Illinois Press Associati...

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