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Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:22 am

Expert calls for investigation

There is credible evidence of guards physically abusing mentally ill inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center, according to a psychiatrist appointed by a federal court to monitor treatment of mentall...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:42 pm

A history of disciplinary problems

   Police last night arrested a battalion chief with the Springfield Fire Department after he reportedly hurled obscenities at Sherman officers.Chad Bates, 44, spent the night at the Sa...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 04:12 pm
Police last night arrested a battalion chief with the Springfield Fire Department after he reportedly hurled obscenities at Sherman officers. Chad Bates, 44, spent the night at the Sangamon Coun...
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...


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