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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

Plaintiff blames lifeguards, city

Shortly before Eric M. Jones drowned in Lake Springfield in 2007, the mayor’s office received a complaint.A woman called the city to complain that just one lifeguard was on post while 52 children sw...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

Consultant rejects Madigan plan

What do you get if you promise to raise money to build a museum but don’t deliver, then borrow millions of dollars to buy artifacts of questionable authenticity once the museum opens and then falter...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

Former EPA counsel now top adviser

A lawyer once at the center of disputes between Attorney General Lisa Madigan and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top adviser on environmental issues.“Oh my God,” exclaime...
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 11:38 am

Christian gets day in court

 Calvin Christian, Springfield’s most prolific traffic scofflaw, may soon be a pedestrian.Christian, who claims in a federal lawsuit against the city that officers have ticketed him in retaliat...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Opponents cite possible harm to tourism at Lincoln’s New Salem

 A proposed hog farm near Petersburg is drawing criticism from landowners and public officials who claim the facility would harm property values and tourism. ...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Recruit joins Springfield Sentinels semi-pro basketball team

 Springfield has a new semi-pro basketball team, and the owners looked as far as Ukraine to fill its roster.The Springfield Sentinels are the latest addition to the Central Basketball Association...
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 11:14 am

Legislature loses inspector general

The Illinois General Assembly has lost an inspector general tasked with investigating allegations of unethical activity by legislators and staff.J. William Roberts, a Springfield attorney who took the...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Jacob Parsons declares bankruptcy

While his father, Jeff Parsons, made headlines by declaring bankruptcy and was accused of hiding assets and cheating employees out of wages, Jacob Parsons last summer filed for bankruptcy in Texas.The...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am

Union, deputy challenge Campbell job

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and the union representing deputies have challenged the naming of former undersheriff Jack Campbell to the position of lieutenant within the department.Two g...


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