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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday evening for a public hearing in Decatur to point out holes in proposed regulations for a controversial oil and gas extraction technique. The meeting was one...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 10:32 am

Greenburg had controversial past

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has chosen J. Todd Greenburg to be the city’s next corporation counsel. Greenburg, former city attorney for the city of Bloomington, comes with controversy....
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Opponents say deal was structured to skirt environmental regulations

One of Illinois’ largest energy companies has given away five power plants, following a decision by state regulators to give the new owners a temporary pass on pollution standards. Environmentalists...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Senator calls cops about noise

 It’s late at night, the noise from a bar downstairs in downtown Springfield is keeping you awake.Who are you going to call?If you’re state Sen. Antonio Munoz, D-Chicago, you call Illinois St...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

A place for dogs in Washington Park

 A walk in the park might take on a whole new meaning, at least for dogs, if Dr. David Hoelzer and his wife, Dr. Karen Hoelzer, have their way.The Hoelzers are pushing for a fenced-off leash area...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
Springfield aldermen are not criminals, or at least not provably so. That’s the decision from the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office, which has decided not to prosecute city council membe...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
The frigid temperatures of winter mean trouble for the homeless folks of Springfield. Although there is a temporary overflow shelter during winter for those who don’t get one of the limited spots at...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againJohnny Deleon, 20, was thwarted in his attempt to steal hubcaps from cars parked outside a restaurant in Harris County, Texas, where law officers were holding a retirement party. A...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 02:01 am
 Illinois lawmakers are considering an increase in minimum prison time for carrying a weapon under certain circumstances, but opponents say that won’t reduce crime. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel i...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 More than eight years after it opened, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is seeking accreditation.The move to gain accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums comes thr...

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