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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:08 am

City council ponders ban

 A proposal to ban drones within Springfield city limits may not remain as strict as currently written, according to a sponsor.“I don’t necessarily expect that this version that we have right...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:07 am
 Springfield City Clerk Frank Lesko has failed to post information about city council business on the city’s website that had been posted under his predecessor.The law requires public bodies th...
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 12:08 am

City buys land for rail project

 The city of Springfield is proceeding with land acquisition for a massive railroad relocation project despite failing to secure federal money for the next phase of a project still in its early s...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:10 am

Trump damns truth, goes full speed ahead

 Midway through his hour-long address Monday, Donald Trump acknowledged the weirdness of this election season.“You can say anything about anybody and their poll numbers go up,” Trump told wha...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:09 am
 Just keep swimming.That was the message of Sustainable Springfield last week as the progress-minded group shared its vision for building a more attractive city, one small piece at a time. Featur...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:07 am
 Although Illinois’ medical marijuana program rolled out this week, some doctors aren’t participating, potentially limiting the program’s success.Two of the four main medical institutions i...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:09 am

Reforms enacted in 2011 helped, but Rauner wants more

 Changes to the Illinois workers’ compensation system enacted four years ago have reduced the system’s costs, according to a new report.The findings come amid wrangling in the Illinois Stateh...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:08 am

Lincoln project loses staff, IHPA gets new leader

 The staff of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is being cut by one-third due to a money crunch.In a September memo to supporters of the project that is digitizing every document read or writ...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:07 am

Jr. Blues give hockey players from around the globe a chance to shine

 Petr Kuznetsov doesn’t say much.“Hockey is my life,” he says, summing up why he made the 5,000-mile journey from his hometown of Moscow, Russia, to play for the Springfield Jr. Blues.Kuzne...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 02:17 pm

James Hausman says he tried settling with cruise line

 Eight days after being hit in the head by an errant sliding door aboard a luxury cruise ship in 2011 and after suffering a seizure, James Hausman, owner of The Gold Center in Springfield, says a...

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