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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Property tax proposal could raise up to $10 million

A group of parents, teachers and volunteers is pushing the Springfield Public Schools board to place a school funding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.The group, Invest in 186, has proposed a plan that...
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 05:00 pm

Trustee wants money from Todd Green

Local car dealer Todd Green has wrongly sold a jet partly owned by failed entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, according to a bankruptcy trustee who is asking for a $250,000 penalty against Green. One h...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 The way the state distributes money to schools is unfair and too complicated, according to recent findings of the state’s Education Funding Advisory Committee.The committee of legislators, whi...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 A plan to cut Illinois’ corporate income tax in half to create more jobs won’t work out, according to budget expert Ralph Martire. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan introduced a bill Ja...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Head shop owner protests raid

 The owner of a Springfield head shop says he fears bankruptcy in the wake of a raid by federal agents who emptied his store of pipes and suspected synthetic marijuana.That Traveling Treasures on...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Promises change in sheriff’s office

 A write-in candidate for Sangamon County sheriff is hoping to take advantage of an apparent split in the Republican Party that has two candidates competing for the post in the upcoming GOP prima...
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 10:34 am

Tased epileptic sues jail guards

A man with epilepsy has sued three Sangamon County jail guards, saying that he was tasered in the jail last year while helpless after suffering a seizure....
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 A person who spends years working in the Capitol can predict how politics will unfold, according to Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield.“Being around here 20 years, you know how to read the tea le...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Divernon farmers pay millions

 The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield last week announced a deal reached more than a month earlier to settle allegations that one of the state’s biggest farming operations collected mill...

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