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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...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 07:48 am
Leaders from the religious, law enforcement and business realms met in Springfield last week to put public pressure on Illinois Republican congressmen regarding immigration reform. They said fixing th...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 04:03 pm

Board members trying to avoid mistakes of the past

Five months after Mike Stratton resigned as executive director of the Springfield Park District, the park board is taking the first steps toward replacing him.Board members say they don’t want a...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 03:09 pm

Lenders love Illinois

Imagine living in a state with such rosy financial prospects that it can borrow money at interest rates less than 1 percent higher than the rate for U.S. Treasury notes, considered the gold standard o...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 05:56 am

Springfield loses lawsuit

The city of Springfield has lost what could prove a key lawsuit in a longstanding fight to keep police internal affairs files under wraps....
Friday, July 12, 2013 11:34 pm

Details on Cliff Buscher’s arrest

Springfield deputy police chief Clifford Buscher was wearing a t-shirt with a racially charged message when he was arrested in Missouri in 2008 after drunkenly firing a gun while on a fishing trip with three other officers....
Thursday, July 11, 2013 09:36 am

Administrative rule would require sprinklers in all new homes

Illinois is considering a building code change that would mandate sprinklers in all new residences, but homebuilders worry it could hamstring the already struggling construction industry.Illinois Stat...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 09:19 am

Zoning violations could shut down halfway houses

A prison parolee accused of beating a homeless woman to death on June 1 faces decades in prison if convicted. Meanwhile, the transitional home in Springfield to which he was paroled faces zoning viola...


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