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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 04:24 pm

Jeff Parsons moves to Texas

Jeffrey Parsons, the embattled entrepreneur who made and lost a fortune buying and selling precious metals and other valuables, has moved to Texas, according to a bankruptcy trustee....
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 05:05 pm

Six figures for alleged victim

The mother of a Lanphier High School student who allegedly had sex with a former teacher has agreed to a $100,000 settlement to end a lawsuit filed against the Springfield School District and district...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:58 pm
A gaggle of State Journal-Register journalists took to the streets Monday for the city’s annual Labor Day parade, which might explain why there were pictures, but not a story, about the festivit...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:58 pm
With autumn fast approaching, it’s time to think about heading into the woods, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is here to help. Every few years, the department gathers up stuff ...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:26 pm

High-tech agriculture on display in Decatur

Farmin’ ain’t easy. Though the concept of planting seeds and harvesting the bounty seems simple enough, there are numerous risks to contend with: weeds, bugs, drought, flood, cold, disease...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:02 pm

Harassment and violations of First Amendment alleged

Two Springfield panhandlers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the City of Springfield and a handful of city police officers on Tuesday, alleging the city and the officers violate panhandler...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 02:55 pm
Curses, foiled againAntoine Jennings covered his head with a Chicago Bulls cap and a skin-tight black skullcap while robbing three suburban Chicago banks of $4,500, but then he posted photos of himsel...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 10:29 am

Bill Legge makes another rescue attempt, one step at a time

When William “Bill” Legge first took over as acting director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois in February, he found disenchanted donors, a building in need of renovations an...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 03:29 pm

Springfield activist group gets serious about minority hiring

ILLUSTRATION BY MIKE MINER/MCT A local activist group is putting pressure on the City of Springfield to hire more minorities and to only work with contractors who also hire minorities.

Larry Beckom of Springfield leads Bridging the Gap, a group dedicated to ensuring minority job opportunities. He calls the city’s record of minority hiring “dismal,” and is pushing for...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 03:27 pm

Work goes on despite doubts

The roof has collapsed on Knox Flats on Cook Street between Seventh and Eighth streets.PHOTO BY BRUCE RUSHTON Fixer upper is an understatement.

“I buy the nastiest, crummiest, most dilapidated building in the neighborhood,” explains John Eglaston, who owns four historic properties in Springfield. “By the time I’m done, it will be the nicest one in the neighborh...

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