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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

New superintendent knows the school district and the issues

 For Jennifer Gill, this is a sort of homecoming. Gill was born and raised in Springfield, was educated in Springfield’s public schools and went on to teach in them. Soon, she will move into a...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Two well-known panhandlers in Springfield are appealing an initial defeat in their lawsuit against the city. Even if they lose the appeal, however, they’ll likely have another chance to make their c...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 After the Illinois Department of Transportation released a list of more than 150 properties along Springfield’s 10th Street rail line last summer, property owners face the risk of being scamme...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Landowner loses round in waste fight

A hearing officer has ruled against a landowner who fears that a plan to inject waste from a Carlinville coal mine into subterranean mining voids will pollute groundwater.The mine already has problems...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Suspicious aldermen file FOIAs

 Where’s Edward Snowden when you need him?That may well be what Springfield aldermen are asking themselves as they ponder whether Nathan Mihelich, the city’s communications director who repor...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Test at issue after crash

 A Springfield Park District employee who triggered a six-car accident last fall by neglecting to set the parking brake on a district garbage truck began a 10-day suspension this week.But consequ...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The race is on to replace Williamson

 Rosemarie Long likes fundraisers. As chairwoman of the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee, she says she enjoys getting out and seeing people.But Long has been conspicuously absent at f...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
Illinoisans who plan to carry a firearm may want to be on the lookout for where exactly guns will be allowed. And businesses will have to let them know where guns aren’t welcome. The Illinois State ...

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