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Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 04:16 pm

Defendants held on $200,000 bond

 Two men arrested last Thursday in connection with a large-scale marijuana growing operation at the intersection of South Eighth Street and South Grand Avenue were arraigned Monday and remain...
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 04:24 pm

Grow op busted in city's heart

   Police have busted a massive marijuana growing operation in the heart of Springfield. The grow operation in a former dry cleaning shop at the intersection of South Grand Avenue...
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 10:12 am

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, arbitrator says

Freshly arrived in our mailbox this morning is a copy of arbitrators’ decision in labor negotiations between the union representing city police officers and the city. And it appears to be a defea...
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 04:55 pm

Mayor's choice starts on Monday

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has chosen Val Yazell, a business development consultant, as the city’s new economic development director. Yazell, who starts work Monday, replaces Karen Davis,...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 05:41 pm

Rosario case among concerns

 By an overwhelming margin, Springfield police officers have said that they have no confidence in Chief Kenny Winslow. “Police officer morale over the last few years has gotten so low tha...
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...

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