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Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 02:50 pm

Company sues state, rival firm over zoning

A company that wants to grow medical marijuana in Carlinville has sued the state Department of Agriculture and a rival company that has been granted a license to grow pot, claiming that the license was issued in violation of state law....
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:08 am

Environmental group feels ignored by city

 Springfield’s municipal utility appears to be violating environmental rules, according to the Sierra Club.The environmental group claims city leadership won’t discuss issues raised nearly fo...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:07 am

Jeff Parsons clams up

 The Internal Revenue Service wants to talk to embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, who does not appear to be in a talking mood.The U.S. attorney’s office in Houston last month asked a feder...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:09 am

City mulls tab for ethics

 Slowly, complaints of misbehavior within Springfield city government are working their way through a fledgling system designed to handle ethics complaints.The city has spent $79,000 on a consult...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:08 am

Also charged with wire fraud, income tax evasion

 A Springfield woman faces prison time after stealing $2.5 million and lying on her tax returns.Susan A. Satterlee of Springfield pleaded guilty on Nov. 5 to wire fraud, embezzlement and income t...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:07 am

Program aimed at overcoming barriers to justice

Angel Gonzalez spoke almost no English in 1994 when he became the prime suspect in a rape at an apartment complex in Waukegan. Gonzalez was wrongly convicted of the crime, imprisoned for nearly 21 yea...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:08 am

City council ponders ban

 A proposal to ban drones within Springfield city limits may not remain as strict as currently written, according to a sponsor.“I don’t necessarily expect that this version that we have right...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:07 am
 Springfield City Clerk Frank Lesko has failed to post information about city council business on the city’s website that had been posted under his predecessor.The law requires public bodies th...
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 12:08 am

City buys land for rail project

 The city of Springfield is proceeding with land acquisition for a massive railroad relocation project despite failing to secure federal money for the next phase of a project still in its early s...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:10 am

Trump damns truth, goes full speed ahead

 Midway through his hour-long address Monday, Donald Trump acknowledged the weirdness of this election season.“You can say anything about anybody and their poll numbers go up,” Trump told wha...

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