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Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am

Park board warned on money issues

An accounting firm that conducted annual audits of the Springfield Park District repeatedly warned the park board about lax financial oversight, but the board didn’t quickly implement recommenda...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am

State warned before purchase of Lincoln relics

An appraiser hired to verify the value of a $23 million purchase of Abraham Lincoln artifacts, including a stovepipe hat, noted concerns about the authenticity of the hat and two other artifacts befor...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am
Consumers, farmers and other citizens traveled from across the state to Springfield last week to lobby for local food reforms. As a part of Local Food Awareness Day, the group wanted to spread the wor...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am
In February of 1949, at the age of 18, Ben Bushnell started working for Royal Typewriter Company in Springfield. He had no idea then that his job would lead to a lifelong hobby. Bushnell began his car...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 05:44 pm
A state legislator is proposing a monthly Eat Local Buy Illinois Products Day to support local economies and healthier lifestyles. Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Round Lake Beach, proposed legislation to design...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 02:44 pm

Local retailer says “Marketplace Fairness Act” is anything but fair

If there’s a stereotype of a men’s clothing salesperson, Brandi Tolley of Springfield isn’t it. A work-from-home single mother and a military veteran, Tolley started her online eBay-...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:31 pm

Governor’s proposal cuts billions from elementary and higher ed

Illinois’ public pension costs will eat up nearly a fifth of state spending in the coming fiscal year, with education largely absorbing the impact. “This is the most difficult budget I hav...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 08:31 am
The SIU School of Medicine’s third Medical Innovators program honored several innovative medical scientists, clinicians and professionals in Sangamon County. The program highlighted their achiev...
Friday, March 8, 2013 04:37 pm

Auditor general fails tests

Illinois State Police on Friday released reports documenting the Feb. 6 arrest of state auditor general William Holland on suspicion of driving under the influence....


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