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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:05 am
A group of Springfield Housing Authority employees demonstrated outside an SHA board meeting July 24. The protest was intended to urge the board to reach a decision in union contract negotiations. SHA...
Friday, July 21, 2017 05:15 pm

AC absent at SJR

Air conditioning at the State Journal Register went on the fritz more than a week ago, and with temperatures climbing to the high 90s in recent days, it’s still not fixed. Fans and Popsicles...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:09 am

School formula reform faces uphill battle despite passing House and Senate

 The sounds of a rehearsing gospel choir, complete with organ accompaniment, bled through the walls of Union Baptist Church during a sparsely attended town hall meeting there July 13. The meeting...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:08 am

“I think that day was the boiling point”

 A former Springfield police officer charged with beating a man in February may have allowed rough times off the clock to spill over to patrol duties, according to internal affairs records.Termin...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:07 am

Protest aims to put pressure on Rauner

 On July 18 grassroots group Organizing for Action (OFA) staged a demonstration in front of the Illinois Policy Institute office on Second Street. The “Die-In” saw volunteers, community leade...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:06 am
Grocery delivery service company Instacart has recently launched in Springfield, providing over 75,000 homes with the option of having their Schnucks, Shop ’n Save, CVS and even PetCo purchases deli...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:05 am
Richard Haley, who has epilepsy and was tased in the Sangamon County jail while suffering a seizure, has settled his federal lawsuit against the county for $9,000. Haley had asked for more than a quar...
Friday, July 14, 2017 03:43 pm

Sherman hires former parks director

The village of Sherman has hired Michael Stratton, former director of the Springfield Park District who departed the district under pressure four years ago. The Sherman board of trustees unanim...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:06 am

Not the first time

 One year after signing a law aimed at forcing government to turn over public records, Gov. Bruce Rauner has been cited by Attorney General Lisa Madigan for failing to respond to a request for re...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:05 am

Voter data request is a non-starter

 It all began with a June 28 letter sent to the secretary of state of each state and signed by commission vice chair Kris W. Kobach. The letter requested that states share “publicly available v...

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