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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Election results follow race, class geography of Springfield

 Doris Turner doesn’t need a map to know where the Democratic votes come from in Springfield. Turner is in her second two-year term as chairwoman of the Sangamon County Democratic Party, so she...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Governor-elect comes to Springfield

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner visited Springfield last week to say thanks for electing him.You would never have guessed the election was over, with Rauner winning by a bigger margin than most pund...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Parsons absent for court

 The fortunes of Jeffrey Parsons rose and fell on the vagaries of precious metal markets, according to a testimony last week in federal bankruptcy court.And Parsons kept spending no matter what.P...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

County revamps committee after attack

 A dog attack last summer has helped prompt an overhaul of the Sangamon County Citizens Advisory Committee on Animal Control.The county board last month voted to dissolve the board and reconstitu...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Judge says arbitrator erred

A Sangamon County judge has signaled that he won’t let stand the decision of an arbitrator who ordered a county sheriff’s deputy reinstated after she pleaded guilty to shoplifting and stood trial ...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Enos Park finds legal route to force action on abandoned properties

 A Springfield neighborhood group may have found a little-known way to deal with abandoned properties. Enos Park Development LLC, the real estate arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Ass...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Money at center of Havana airport dispute

 Since 2006, Kent Johnson’s son has cultivated 131 acres at Havana Regional Airport, a grass airstrip in Mason County favored by pilots of ultralight aircraft and small airplanes.Kent Johnson i...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Pawnee police make pinch

 A former Taylorville physician awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges has been busted for drugs in Pawnee.Officers were summoned to a Casey’s store in Pawnee at approximately 8:15 p.m. o...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Jimmy Carter visits Jacksonville to announce plan

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Oberweis is swinging hard for Durbin’s seat

 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo...

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