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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday evening for a public hearing in Decatur to point out holes in proposed regulations for a controversial oil and gas extraction technique. The meeting was one...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 10:32 am

Greenburg had controversial past

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has chosen J. Todd Greenburg to be the city’s next corporation counsel. Greenburg, former city attorney for the city of Bloomington, comes with controversy....
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Opponents say deal was structured to skirt environmental regulations

One of Illinois’ largest energy companies has given away five power plants, following a decision by state regulators to give the new owners a temporary pass on pollution standards. Environmentalists...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

Senator calls cops about noise

 It’s late at night, the noise from a bar downstairs in downtown Springfield is keeping you awake.Who are you going to call?If you’re state Sen. Antonio Munoz, D-Chicago, you call Illinois St...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

A place for dogs in Washington Park

 A walk in the park might take on a whole new meaning, at least for dogs, if Dr. David Hoelzer and his wife, Dr. Karen Hoelzer, have their way.The Hoelzers are pushing for a fenced-off leash area...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 02:01 am
 Illinois lawmakers are considering an increase in minimum prison time for carrying a weapon under certain circumstances, but opponents say that won’t reduce crime. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel i...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 More than eight years after it opened, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is seeking accreditation.The move to gain accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums comes thr...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Opponents look to delay approval of regulations

 Illinois is preparing to allow the use of a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, but environmentalists are hoping to delay the official go-ahead from state regulators while pu...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Boy gets star’s Stetson

 There is no bigger fan of Brad Paisley in Springfield than 7-year-old Timmy Lynch.Who else donned a cowboy hat and Wranglers on Halloween to go trick-or-treating as one the biggest stars in coun...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

Pension board travels the nation

 Hawaii. Las Vegas. Miami. San Francisco.Members of the Springfield Police Pension Board have a penchant for traveling, with the tab reaching into the six figures since 2007. State regulators rai...

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