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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

A three-way battle for Ward 7

 Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin can be forgiven if he feels like a walking bullseye.After one term in office, McMenamin has held firm to certain principles, chief among them an insistence that the cit...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Election promises to shake up city council

 The April 7 general election is still more than a week away, but one thing is for sure: the Springfield City Council is in for some turnover. Springfield’s 10 ward seats are up for re-election...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Bills seek to curtail drug abuses that lead to heroin

 For recovering addict Nick Gore, the cost of heroin abuse is all too real.“In my three years that I’ve been sober, I’ve lost 16 friends to overdose,” Gore said. “Those 16 people that d...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Funding shortfall in current fiscal year could disrupt system

 More than 1,200 people signed up last week to testify in support of legislation to fund an important state child care program, expressing opposition to deep cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.Th...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
A full-fledged funeral train isn’t the only thing that might be missing at the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral set for the first weekend in May. Before the interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
Springfield ICON (Inner City Older Neighborhoods) is endorsing political candidates for the first time. The group focuses on cleaning up blighted properties, reforming the city’s waste-hauling syste...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Brian J. Byers crashed his car while driving drunk and then poured water on the road so it would look like black ice caused the crash, according to police in Sparta, N.J. Byers...
Friday, March 20, 2015 06:21 pm

Decision will play large role in next state budget

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments last week on whether a controversial law cutting public pension benefits was constitutional....
Friday, March 20, 2015 04:55 pm

County administrator set for raise

Sangamon County administrator Brian McFadden has gotten a pay hike of nearly 25 percent. McFadden, who had made $116,025, now earns $145,000 a year....
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Funeral reenactment runs into problems

 While organizers scramble for money, some Civil War reenactors are outraged about changing plans for the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of his passing.Reenac...

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