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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:49 am

Church fights tax collector

West Side Christian Church is suing the state Department of Revenue in a fight over whether a church-owned day care center should be subject to property taxes.The lawsuit filed this month in Sangamon ...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Pillar of health reform uses free market to cover uninsured

Starting next month, people in Illinois and around the nation will have a new option for purchasing health insurance. On Oct. 1, Illinois and several other states will operate state-run insurance &ldq...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:19 pm
If it seems like there’s been a lot of sidewalks getting fixed lately, well, there has been.The city of Springfield expects to spend $900,000 repairing and replacing sidewalks this year, an incr...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:16 pm
Several Latino students in and around Springfield have earned a special award that will soon help them in college. The Culturally Integrated Education for Latinos Organization Inc. (CIELO) announced t...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 10:45 am
Curses, foiled again• While neighboring groups of campers at Scotland’s Loch Earn argued, Barry McCutcheon, 25, who was camping between them, asked them to calm down, prosecutor John Malpas...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

Expert claims Dynegy won’t control pollution from old coal plants

A Texas-based energy company wants to take over several coal plants in Illinois, but environmental groups claim the company is planning to skip pollution controls and use a shell company to avoid taki...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:13 pm

While drama unfolds, city ignores signs of a lawsuit waiting to happen

Springfield officials who are looking down the barrel of a lawsuit in the Shredgate scandal shouldn’t be surprised.City officials acknowledge that police officers broke the law last spring when ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:09 pm
The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show is one of Springfield’s biggest attractions, bringing more than 1,000 show cars and an estimated 80,000 spectators downtown each Sept...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:03 pm

Candidates start to line up. But why?

If nothing else, Mayor Mike Houston knows his history.While most potential candidates for the mayor’s post, up for election in 2015, strike out when asked the name of the last Springfield mayor ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:00 pm
Helping Hands homeless shelter is without a home itself. Its plans to move to the old Ace Sign Co. building at 402 N. Fourth St. have drawn criticism from residents of the Near North Village apartment...


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