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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:08 am

Tax revenue, jobs, both down

 Springfield city officials blame the state and the internet for sagging municipal finances.Online purchasing, which produces no municipal sales taxes, has cut into tax collections, the city says...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:07 am

Drug tests banned for city inspectors

 The city of Springfield has sued the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, hoping to overturn an arbitrator’s decision that bars the city from drug testing building and housing insp...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:07 am

Mentally ill inmates suffer

 The inmate was mumbling. Shaking. Clearly in a psychotic state and whispering about a black hole.The black hole had already demanded, and received, his blood once, the inmate told Dr. Pablo Stew...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:06 am

First Night Springfield enters its fourth decade of New Year’s Eve arts downtown

 Every New Year’s Eve since Dec. 31, 1987, the Springfield Area Arts Council has thrown a downtown party featuring a wide variety of entertainment. This year’s First Night Springfield promise...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:07 am

City seeks to disable recording gear

Lost in a brouhaha over recording equipment that can’t be turned off in Springfield police interview rooms is a fairly basic question.What advantage is there to having a recording system that can be...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:10 am

A blurry group show in Springfield, a sharply focused photography exhibit in Jacksonville and a significant farewell

 Last weekend, the Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space presented “Blur,” its most recent show featuring work by its member artists. Several of the items on display seemed to take the show’s titl...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:09 am

Lawsuit says CWLP overpaying for fuel

 A Springfield couple is suing Mayor Jim Langfelder, corporation counsel Jim Zerkle and two City Water, Light and Power officials, saying they wrongly convinced the city council to approve a 2016...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:08 am

Area protests mounted against Senate tax bill, Net Neutrality vote

 One month into the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, resistance efforts in response to various policies of his administration have shown no sign of slowing. This week, Springfield has...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:07 am

Developers pay, but roads not fixed

 The city of Springfield has secured nearly $2.9 million from developers to pay for road improvements, but most of the money hasn’t been spent.Just two of 10 road projects for which the city ha...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:06 am

Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grants

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says that monies from tax increment financing accounts should be distributed as loans instead of outright grants that don’t have to be repaid.“We need to go...

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