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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 08:17 am

Simpson fights liquor license

The proprietor of a Springfield restaurant who wants to serve alcohol to gay clientele is worried about the future of his business thanks to Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson....
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 07:35 am

Yucky chicken prompts lawsuit

No one would argue that mechanically separated chicken qualifies as haute cuisine. Consider the official definition from the United States Department of Agriculture:“Mechanically separated poult...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 05:04 am

Agrees that Calvin Christian is owed money

The city of Springfield concedes it broke the law when it shredded a disciplinary file that was the subject of a Freedom of Information Act request...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 03:28 pm

Immigration votes could swing U.S. House to Democrats

The national debate on immigration reform could determine the results of the 2014 U.S. House elections, according to two national Latino groups. One of Springfield’s representatives in Washingto...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 07:32 pm

Attorney disciplinary board launches investigation

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has demanded records on the shredding of police disciplinary files from the city of Springfield. The city on July 24 received a subp...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 03:45 pm

Parsons packs bags

Jeffrey Parsons, the allegedly bankrupt entrepreneur who made and purportedly lost a fortune buying and selling gold and precious metals, is moving....
Thursday, July 25, 2013 02:50 pm

Lawyer alleges fraud

Embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons concealed assets and fibbed under oath in the course of bankruptcy proceedings, according to the trustee in charge of Parsons’ pending Chapter 7 case filed...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:50 am

Funding unsure, but construction could begin in 2014.

It’s not a sure thing yet, but Springfield’s rail consolidation plan is becoming more likely as design work and field research ramp up. The first piece of construction could start in mid-2...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 05:48 am

Springfield native serving on aircraft carrier in Pacific Ocean

Somewhere in the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Australia, a U.S. aircraft carrier is conducting training exercises with the Royal Australian Navy. Aboard that 1,092-foot carrier, named USS Geo...

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