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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:05 am
Free admission to the state fair on its first night has been a longstanding tradition in Springfield. No more. This year, the Department of Agriculture plans to charge $5 to enter the fairgrounds on t...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:51 am

Criminal investigation launched

Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy John Bartello has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation. The reason, or reasons, why aren’t clear. ...
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...

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