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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 A state law aimed at helping municipalities deal with abandoned houses has generated nearly $4 million by taxing banks that foreclose on homes, but the slice of that pie available for Springfiel...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againInvestigators concluded that Lucas Burke, 21, and Ethan Keeler, 20, broke into a landscaping business in Hopkinton, N.H., and tried to open a locked safe with an acetylene cutting ...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 04:21 pm
 The Sangamon County sheriff’s office has taken a report on an alleged violation of the state Open Meetings Act by Springfield Mayor Mike Houston and the city council.The complainant is me, but...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 01:01 am
 The Springfield rail consolidation project is all but official, and engineers recently revealed the first glimpse of what it will look like. Hanson Professional Services of Springfield, which is...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am

Shortfall after years of prosperity

 Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries has cut services and will record a loss for the fiscal year that ended last June.But things could have been worse, according to executive director Sharon Durb...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am

How one Springfield man lost his job over $100 worth of pot he never touched

 A decade ago, $100 apparently bought one ounce of marijuana. That’s how much pot James Foster of Springfield was charged with selling to a police informant in 2003. His arrest ended up costing...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 it’s nice to give something back to him once in a while, even if it does further our own purposes. Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week that the inside of Lincoln’s tomb will get a makeover st...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 Curses, foiled againu  Police who broke up a dog-fighting ring in Florence County, S.C., apprehended fleeing suspect Edward Windham, 32, after one of the dogs involved “took him down,” ...
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 10:17 pm

Cemetery firm gets mixed reviews

StoneMor Partners, a Pennsylvania based cemetery company, has been quietly talking with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston and other top city officials about taking over management of Oak Ridge Cemetery....
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 03:12 pm

Mayor floats proposal in executive session

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has proposed putting Oak Ridge Cemetery under private management.The proposal, aimed at reducing the city’s subsidy of the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln is buri...

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