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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois moves to limit cellphone spying by police

 Police departments across the nation have the technology to trick your smartphone into giving up mountains of information about you, and you may never know it happened. That could soon change in...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:06 am
A Springfield woman has been sentenced to prison by a Nevada judge for passing bad checks worth $160,000 at casinos. In April, the same woman was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison in an unrelat...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:05 am
Goodbye, eyesores. The Springfield City Council approved the purchase in June of 71 properties from Sangamon County to demolish the buildings for blight relief under a program started in 2012.  T...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:35 am

Appointment at odds with federal regs

Days after Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed a former lobbyist as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the new director’s powers have been cut due to a potential conflict with federal environmental regulations....
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:21 pm

Jeff Parsons ties the knot

Even a guy who spread rubber checks from coast to coast, stiffing customers, vendors, employees, the tax man and myriad others, deserves a party....
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:09 am

Education funding tops concerns for both 99th district candidates

 Incumbent Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Springfield, is seeking election to her first full term as representative for the 99th District covering part of Springfield. She faces fellow Springfield...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:08 am

Alderman shuts down fund

 Conceding that he’s behind on paperwork, Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe says that he’s shutting down a fund intended to finance community improvement projects in his ward.The Ward 6 Revitalization an...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:07 am

Neighbors fighting coal ash berm north of Springfield

 A plan to dump coal ash waste near Elkhart needs significant work, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would create more room at an existing waste site for co...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:06 am
Springfield police handled a bizarre standoff earlier this month when a man wielding a baseball bat allegedly began attacking his neighbors. Gregory Bosie of Springfield was arrested on June 15, follo...
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...

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