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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 06:41 am

Gumball defender says birds will pay the price

There was much excitement at the Rushton household last year when the prospect of getting something for nothing – well, almost nothing – arrived courtesy of the city of Springfield.For the...
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 09:35 am

Mayor asks for investigation

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has asked Illinois State Police to figure out who has leaked police internal affairs files....
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 08:14 am

Cop gets mad after son flipped off

Det. Paul Carpenter of the Springfield Police Department threatened a couple and unleashed a stream of profanities last year...
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....

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