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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:08 am

Aldermen collect campaign money

 With no election on the horizon, Springfield aldermen gathered last week at Saputo’s restaurant to snack on hors d’oeuvres and collect checks from labor and construction interests.Seven alde...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:07 am

Booster club owes six figures

 The Springfield High School Booster Club owes more than $300,000 for artificial turf that’s already been installed, according to the club’s financial statements and documents filed with the...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:07 am

“This is an elder abuse ATM”

 With documented losses well into the six figures, Illinois State Police continue to investigate a theft case that already has resulted in a prison sentence.Coliene Moore, 69, was hit with a rest...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:06 am

Community and students weigh in on improvements

 Last spring, student representatives from all three high schools were asked for their input on a plan to improve facilities throughout District 186. “They gave some very specific and good, det...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:08 am
 “It’s like starting anew out in the big world,” said veteran Springfield singer-songwriter Tom Irwin about his experiences recording and releasing his most recent album, All That Love. Whi...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:08 am

Values drop in district, but hope lives

 Six years ago, Springfield did what many cities do when faced with a deteriorating thoroughfare. Determined to turn around MacArthur Boulevard, the city commissioned a master plan, then app...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:07 am

But future uncertain for project on Monroe

While one downtown redevelopment project appears to be going full speed ahead, another might be facing an existential moment as Springfield officials ponder how to distribute tax increment financing s...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:06 am

Gas plant faces hurdles

 The Springfield city council has green-lighted a massive gas-fired power plant proposed for Pawnee.But the council’s Tuesday decision to grant property and sales tax breaks to the plant that w...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:05 am

Rauner turns tables on ICE

 The apocalypse has arrived, at least in Illinois, thanks to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent signing of a bill that bars cops and jails from arresting or holding people based on their immigration st...

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