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Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 02:50 pm

Company sues state, rival firm over zoning

A company that wants to grow medical marijuana in Carlinville has sued the state Department of Agriculture and a rival company that has been granted a license to grow pot, claiming that the license was issued in violation of state law....
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:08 am

Environmental group feels ignored by city

 Springfield’s municipal utility appears to be violating environmental rules, according to the Sierra Club.The environmental group claims city leadership won’t discuss issues raised nearly fo...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:07 am

Jeff Parsons clams up

 The Internal Revenue Service wants to talk to embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, who does not appear to be in a talking mood.The U.S. attorney’s office in Houston last month asked a feder...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:06 am
Remember Adam Stock and Stephen Castleman? They’re the Central Management Services employees who helped themselves to a truckload of state-owned chairs from the state fairgrounds shortly before Chri...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:05 am
Nearly 40 years ago, the cover story on the Feb. 19, 1976, issue of Illinois Times pondered how White Oaks Mall would affect Springfield’s downtown and the much less developed (at the time) west sid...
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...

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