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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

Judge threatens jail

 Despite fibbing in court documents, violating a court order and stiffing debtors, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons got a break last week from a judge who could have jailed him for making i...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

Government vehicles would have to be made in U.S. or Canada

 Business and labor groups are at odds over a bill that would restrict which vehicles state and local governments could buy.Illinois State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, sponsors House Bill 3438,...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 Subsidies are key as the city strives to redevelop downtown Springfield.The city would provide $700,000 in tax increment financing under a proposal by the developer of a proposed complex for stu...
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:47 am

Project would be aimed at students

A Quad Cities developer is considering an area on the northern edge of downtown, near the medical district, for a new apartment building that would be aimed at providing housing for students.The five-...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Bills aim to regulate license plate readers

 Police departments across the nation are obtaining a device that takes a picture of your license plate, stamps the location, time and date on it, and sends it to a database. The devices could be...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner’s 2016 budget would cut off 190,000 households

It was like a bad April Fools’ Day prank, only a few days early. Springfield resident Tara Lybarger, a 42-year-old cashier at a laundromat, had been waiting since December to get signed up for the L...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Abuse alleged in state prisons

 Mass strip searches. Humiliation and Taunts.Inmates in several central and southern Illinois prisons say that they have been subjected to this and more by Department of Corrections tactical team...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Sign-ups for marijuana not high

Amid the clamor to set up medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in Illinois lies an inconvenient truth.Seven months after the state began accepting applications, just 2,000 people hav...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Newcomer Proctor running strong campaign

 Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, but to get there, he must take on a well-funded and well-connected opponent. Andrew Proctor of Springfield is cha...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Candidates come from very different backgrounds

 Stacks of mailers and campaign literature sit next to a rolled-up map of Springfield’s wards on a table in the dining room of Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta. Owner, operator and candidate John F...


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