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Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
Springfield Park District officials have met with representatives of a private golf management firm. But it’s too soon to say that the district will put management of the district’s four courses i...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
How can a reporter tell it’s election season? The flood of bloviating emails from candidates is a dead giveaway. One of our favorite offenders is Rep. Sue Scherer, a Democrat from Decatur who repres...
Friday, June 20, 2014 04:35 pm

Cahnman under ARDC investigation

 Springfield Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman is again in the crosshairs of a state commission charged with investigating misconduct by attorneys.The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commis...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. B...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers to reconsider criminal sentencing

People convicted of low-level crimes in Illinois could soon see less time behind bars, but that doesn’t mean Illinois is going soft on crime.State lawmakers during the spring legislative session app...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 When it comes to love of the Great Outdoors, it would be hard to be more devoted than Scott Gauvin of Springfield. An avid hiker, kayaker and camper, Gauvin shares his adventures with the world ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 If you’ve ever wanted to live in a geodesic dome, now’s your chance. There’s a remarkable house available in Jacksonville. The Week magazine, a national weekly magazine, recently featured ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• After two people reported being maced and robbed by two men, police in Anchorage, Alaska, quickly nabbed one suspect. While searching for the other one, officers spotted a man ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Foresight launches IPO

 Imagine a company that spends less than $20 to produce something that sells for more than twice that amount. Imagine that the company can produce more than 32 million units each year. Imagine, a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Sheriff gets mine-proof vehicle

 They say that you should never buy a car online. Then again, there is Uncle Sam’s Used Car Sales, aka the U.S. Department of Defense, where the Sangamon County sheriff’s office recently acqu...

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