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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Treasurer candidates focus on responsible management

 The job of Springfield city treasurer isn’t exactly glamorous. It’s basically a glorified accounting position, with no real authority over public policy and the added stress of being in the...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Park board president candidates clash

 A Zamboni weighs more than 5,000 pounds and, in the case of the race for Springfield Park Board president, that was enough to break a camel’s back.Park board member Robin Schmidt says that dis...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Incumbent Theilen faces former city spokesman Slottag

 Kris Theilen is a self-described “computer guy.” The Ward 8 alderman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, and he’s using his computer skills to bolster his campaign. Fr...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Ward 1 race features fresh face, veteran

 The race for alderman in Ward 1 features a political newcomer and a veteran of Springfield politics.Charles “Chuck” Redpath, who served on the city council from 1987 until 2007, has been gea...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Ward 9 candidates not strangers to city government

 The two candidates for alderman in Ward 9 aren’t starting from scratch when it comes to experience in municipal government.Jim Donelan, who is associate director of the Township Officials of I...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
 Current deputy city clerk Rianne Hawkins, 35, was appointed by outgoing city clerk Cecilia Tumulty and confirmed by the city council in May of 2011. Since that time, Hawkins has worked closely w...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

A three-way battle for Ward 7

 Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin can be forgiven if he feels like a walking bullseye.After one term in office, McMenamin has held firm to certain principles, chief among them an insistence that the cit...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Election promises to shake up city council

 The April 7 general election is still more than a week away, but one thing is for sure: the Springfield City Council is in for some turnover. Springfield’s 10 ward seats are up for re-election...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Bills seek to curtail drug abuses that lead to heroin

 For recovering addict Nick Gore, the cost of heroin abuse is all too real.“In my three years that I’ve been sober, I’ve lost 16 friends to overdose,” Gore said. “Those 16 people that d...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Funding shortfall in current fiscal year could disrupt system

 More than 1,200 people signed up last week to testify in support of legislation to fund an important state child care program, expressing opposition to deep cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.Th...

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