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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...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Groups calling for higher taxes on wealthy

The Capitol dome echoed with chants of “We are the 99 percent,” “Whose money? Our money” and “Tax the rich.” Every so often, a hush fell over the crowd as they raised their fists in solida...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
The union that represents newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register has turned to radio to ratchet up pressure on management to agree to a contract that includes raises for workers who haven’...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
Who says there are no jobs available? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting employers from Springfield and the surrounding area for a Job and Career Fair next month, showcasing the jo...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againRocco Tumbarello, 41, stole stuff from a home in West Boynton, Fla., authorities there said, but he didn’t get far. He lives across the street. The victim came home to find his 4...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Video gambling out of control, says one lawmaker

 You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, tu...


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