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Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:09 am

Law makes it hard to recruit clerk candidates here

A big election year for Illinois policymakers means some politicians are stepping on eggshells, but that’s not the case for Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray. Despite the criticism he encountered as a...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:08 am

Firm gets years to pay six-figure penalty

 Capitol Strategies, a Springfield technology firm, and two affiliated companies have agreed to pay $550,000 to the state of Illinois for violating laws intended to ensure that minority-owned fir...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:07 am

IDOT, city mull infrastructure plans for business corridor

 MacArthur Boulevard has seen better days.The historic thoroughfare, originally called West Grand Boulevard, once marked the western boundary of Springfield. It was built as a two-lane road in 19...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 08:03 pm

Doors revolve at SJ-R’s publisher’s office

Clarissa Williams is no longer publisher of the State Journal-Register....
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:10 am

Legacies resurrect Springfield Boxing Club

 Although he’s only 16, Kevin Mac of Springfield has the discipline of a much older man. All the members of the Springfield Boxing Club do. They wake up early, eat healthy, run and train almost...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:09 am

Online lending industry resists regulation

A bill to regulate online lenders that target small businesses with loans that can carry more than 100-percent annual interest rates is moving, albeit slowly, through the Illinois General Assembly.Whi...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:08 am

Environmental group plans a green canopy

 In efforts to enhance the city’s beauty, one Springfield organization will take the green movement one step further, offering residents a chance to get involved through a program that is focus...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:07 am

Springfield hosts international visitors

 Dr. Ali Nizamuddin says you may someday face a Muslim with a mask and a blade, but it’s much more likely to be your doctor than a terrorist.On April 12, Nizamuddin, a political science profess...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:10 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast...

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