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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 08:29 pm

Closures expected next week

Springfield will take a step toward becoming a quieter place as the city gets set to close railroad crossings at five intersections on Third Street. The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved ...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 08:03 pm

Arbitrators say Springfield cops can live outside city

 A panel of arbitrators has decided to side with the Springfield police union over the question of a residency requirement for city police officers. A written decision has not yet been issu...
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 04:02 pm

City takes action on liquor license

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has reduced hours at the Wet Bar, a downtown watering hole that’s known as much for fights and disturbances as drinking. Effective immediately, the bar at 221...
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 12:54 am

Frank Edwards wants to replace Jimenez

Former Springfield alderman Frank Edwards wants to be a state legislator. Edwards confirms that he’s in the running to replace Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Grove, in the House of Repre...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:27 am

Sheriff's office to review procedures

Logan County sheriff Steven Nichols says that his office will review security procedures after a convicted burglar fled the courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. Daron Mauney, who has a long crimin...
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 12:58 am

Company wants plant in Pawnee

A Texas-based development company that this week won tax incentives from the Springfield City Council to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Pawnee has put a planned Pennsylvania plant on hold.It...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 04:01 pm

Also a trailer, truck and Jeep engine

 Sen. Sam McCann, R-Plainview, has used campaign funds to purchase a sports utility vehicle. Legislators, who are barred from spending campaign funds for personal use, typically lease rathe...
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 04:48 pm
 “It was probably some kid who saw what a beautiful day it was gonna be and wanted to be outside,” smiled Jenny Loftus, standing toward the end of a line stretching about a quarter of the way...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 02:25 pm
After a staff shakeup that sent four members of the governor’s press office out the door, the acting spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says that the governor’s chief of staff still has the gove...
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 12:31 am
 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Springfield Illinois counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, is going to prison. “Mr. Yang is...

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