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Thursday, March 22, 2018 08:56 am

Jury declares Priester a killer

 It was a senseless murder, committed not for money or love or drugs or even bad driving. And Johnny Ray Priester, the killer, is facing the rest of his life in prison. After 34 continuanc...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 05:00 pm

Might be interested in top job

 Robin Schmidt, a member of the Springfield Park Board and widow of the late John Schmidt, will start work next Monday as a prosecutor in the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office. ...
Monday, March 5, 2018 04:12 pm

Other top brass also leaving

Springfield fire chief Barry Helmerichs will retire effective next month. Helmerichs declined comment, but multiple sources confirmed the chief’s retirement. In addition, Robert Marfell, divis...
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 02:36 pm

Would be built near Enos Park

The Springfield YMCA is in discussions with Memorial Medical Center to build a new downtown facility that would be closer to the hospital than the current location on the 700 block of South Fourth...
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 10:03 am

SJ-R scribe found dead this morning

 Tim Landis, longtime reporter for the State Journal-Register, has died.  Landis, 66, was found dead this morning by his wife, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office. ...
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...

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