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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Test at issue after crash

 A Springfield Park District employee who triggered a six-car accident last fall by neglecting to set the parking brake on a district garbage truck began a 10-day suspension this week.But consequ...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The race is on to replace Williamson

 Rosemarie Long likes fundraisers. As chairwoman of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee, she says she enjoys getting out and seeing people.But Long has been conspicuously absent at f...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
Illinoisans who plan to carry a firearm may want to be on the lookout for where exactly guns will be allowed. And businesses will have to let them know where guns aren’t welcome. The Illinois State ...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
The Christmas season may be over, but the gifts keep on coming. Alignlife, a new chiropractic clinic in Springfield, announced on Jan. 8 that its patients collected 61 toys during the holidays to dona...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
Downtown Springfield could use the boost of additional residences.A study completed by the Bowen National Research Group shows the downtown housing market is in demand for more residential projects. T...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Illinoisans can expect several months before medical cannabis is dispensed

 Despite uncertainty surrounding Illinois’ new medical marijuana law, experts are sure of one thing: it’s going to be a while before the first prescription is filled. The use of cannabis for ...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Funding referendum could be on November ballot

Springfield Public Schools could ask taxpayers for a boost soon, but the school board first plans to make another round of budget cuts.At a school board meeting on Jan. 7, the board unanimously approv...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield K9s find drugs in 25 percent of searches

Flip a coin and pick a side. Repeat 50 times. Chances are, you’ll guess the coin toss more often than drug-sniffing police dogs in Springfield found contraband in traffic stops during 2012....
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
A decline in poverty rates, food stamp recipients and citizens receiving public assistance in the area are a few reasons why the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce reported things are looking “...

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