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Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 02:51 pm

Dispensary expected to open soon

 Legalize it,And I will advertise it.     --Peter Tosh, 1976The billboard on South Ninth Street, a few blocks south of the Sangamon County courthouse where pot smokers and dea...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 08:38 am

Woman pleads guilty to TP theft

A Springfield woman has pleaded guilty to stealing toilet paper that had been intended for the poor....
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:10 am

Outlook bleak for coal company

 Recent weeks haven’t been easy on Foresight Energy.The St. Louis-based coal company founded by Chris Cline, the mining baron who moved from Appalachia to Illinois a decade ago on the theory th...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:09 am

Exelon won’t close facility for at least a year

 Despite years of unfavorable conditions, Exelon thinks next year may be different.The company announced earlier this year it won’t close the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant, 45 miles east of Sprin...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 am

Downtown development will need subsidy

 The Springfield Economic Development Commission has blessed a mayoral plan to spend $125,000 on a consultant who would gather proposals to develop an oversized city block just north of the gover...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:01 am

Day care worker convicted of involuntary manslaughter

 The trial of a day care worker accused of shaking a baby to death concluded this week with the jury struggling to reach a verdict.The case tested a controversial theory about certain child death...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:09 am
 A day care worker accused of killing a child in 2011 is on trial this week in a case that examines a hotly contested theory about certain child deaths.Cammie Kelly of Springfield is charged with...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:08 am

More money the solution, consultant says

The Springfield Park District police department is fraught with problems, and the park board should spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix them.That’s the conclusion of a consultant who was p...

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