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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:51 am

Criminal investigation launched

Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy John Bartello has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation. The reason, or reasons, why aren’t clear. ...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:08 am

City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield

 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:07 am

Park district mulls police contract

 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:06 am

Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib

 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Furniture ministry uplifts and empowers women to become employed

 Shareese Tinsey, a Springfield mother of five children, had been struggling to find a job that would provide a steady income. That changed when Rev. Margaret Ann Jessup offered Tinsey a job at W...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Ambulance provided air, not oxygen

 The what-and-who part of the puzzle didn’t take long for the Illinois Department of Public Health to figure out. The why remains a mystery.Within months of receiving a 2014 report that members...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Claims switch to Wyndham brand is default

 The loan servicing company for banks that hold a mortgage to the Wyndham hotel in downtown Springfield has foreclosed on the property, claiming that the hotel’s switch from the Hilton to Wyndh...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 03:35 pm

Mayor makes good on campaign promise

Future city employees may soon have to live within the limits of Springfield, per a proposal to reinstate the city's previous residency requirement....
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:09 am

Three nonprofits join forces for win-win-win

 For three and a half years, Demara Albert’s name was on a list with 17 other candidates who wanted to become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. Although Habitat tempor...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:08 am

City may raise speed limit on MacArthur

 Motorists soon may be able to travel a bit faster on MacArthur Boulevard without risking a ticket.The city is working on plans to raise the speed limit on the road between Wabash Avenue and Inte...

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