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Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 The City of Springfield is asking a judge to overturn the decision of an arbitrator who has ruled that a police officer fired after testing positive for steroids must be reinstated.Loren Pettit ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner continues tradition of dodging the press

 Last week was a turbulent one in the media for Gov. Bruce Rauner. He dodged questions from journalists, took questions from union adversaries, and held a press conference for an empty room. Raun...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Youthful businesses crowd-source a nonprofit

 Over the years there have been many attempts to revitalize Springfield’s long-dilapidated Southtown neighborhood, including having it designated by the city council “a housing and urban rede...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• A funeral procession thwarted a man’s attempt to rob a 79-year-old woman in San Antonio, Texas. “We were going really, really slow, so as we passed this bus stop, there was...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:49 am

Captain cites racism, corruption

Capt. Jonathan Davis, head of the Springfield Park District Police Department, has quit. In a letter of resignation dated today, Davis said that the district has retaliated against him for speaking out about corruption and racism....
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner’s budget chief says cuts weren’t enough for current budget

 The universe is not infinite. At least, not when it comes to the budget.That’s how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief explained to a panel of House lawmakers last week that there are not many...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Senate passes “right of conscience” bill after harrowing testimony

 Mindy Swank of Chicago grew up in a conservative household – both religiously and politically – so when her pregnancy went wrong, it was a difficult decision to have an abortion.She and her...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Council tables financing ordinance

 Developers of a proposed apartment complex in downtown Springfield came to Tuesday’s city council meeting armed with a drawing of the project and ready to answer questions, but no one asked.Th...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Legislature proposes changes to how schools handle punishment

 Public schools in Illinois would have to reform their discipline policies under legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly. The bill aims to limit how long students are remove...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
In 1865, Mary Jane Tully came to Springfield from Arkansas seeking a new beginning from the destructive Civil War. When she arrived here, the Springfield Home for the Friendless helped Tully settle in...

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