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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 03:23 pm

Todd Green testifies in THR bankruptcy

Hundreds of customers, vendors and employees didn’t get paid by THR and Associates. Car dealer Todd Green wasn’t one of them.During recent testimony in the bankruptcy case of the failed Sp...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 05:14 am

UIS establishes a controversial minor

In what might be a first in the nation, the University of Illinois Springfield has established an academic program called Liberty Studies.Students won’t be able to major in the subject, but the ...
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 05:37 pm

Disclosure comes amid questions

Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball. A guitar once owned by Eric Clapton. A model of the Starship Enterprise. These are among the items that an appraiser used in 2007 to establish the value of ...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 04:07 pm

Cost savings unclear, one board member says

In the wake of a controversial decision to close a popular and successful middle school in Springfield, the divided school board continues to field questions about the reasoning for the closure and its estimated savings. ...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 03:18 pm

Agency earlier promised to play nice

A coal mining company that has fast become one of the state’s largest is crying foul over the threat of a lawsuit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.Macoupin Energy, a subsidiary ...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 10:17 am

Electrical system could save consumers money

What if there were no longer a need to call the power company when the power goes out? What if appliances shut themselves off to save money? And what if it were possible to predict your next electrici...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 05:53 am

THR treasures on auction block

Pete Rose’s rookie baseball card. A stuffed beaver. A signed photograph of Ronald Reagan asleep on a hammock. Dozens of antique swords. A plastic tub filled with home pregnancy tests.Such is the...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Here’s a sampling of what’s on the auction block from the failed empire of Jeffrey Parsons, proprietor of THR and Associates, which is now in bankruptcy. Goods range from taxidermy to pregnancy tests to dog costumes to baseball memorabilia to toys to Parsons’ desk....
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 01:34 am

Board mulls payments

Springfield Park District executive director Michael Stratton is under scrutiny for taking more than $2,000 in apparently unauthorized advances on salary, according to multiple sources. Meanwhile, a park district board member says he will resign in the wake of an unpublicized meeting of the board on the matter that was held Monday behind closed doors....


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