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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am

Concrete replaces street bricks

 Folks love brick streets in Springfield.“There’s a keen interest in preserving the brick streets in the neighborhoods,” says Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin. “The brick work is so highly uniqu
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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am

Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit

 A federal magistrate judge has sided with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who died after an altercation with deputies who deployed Tasers more t
Breaking News
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 12:00 am

Finds dishonesty, recommends license suspension

A hearing board that is part of the disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that the law license of former Springfield alderman Sam Cahnman be suspended for 90 days.
News
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 12:00 am

Golf course in foreclosure, auction possible

Illinois National Bank has foreclosed on the owner of Piper Glen Golf Course and taken over the facility.
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Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 12:00 am

Job to last maximum of six months

Andre Parker, new interim head of the Springfield Park District police department, is a hands-on leader.
Don’t believe it? Check out the restrooms in department headquarters, which Parker, a self-acknowledged clean freak, scoured himself on his first day of work.
Feature
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:00 am

Nonprofit gets a new operating system

 When Computer Banc first moved into its new headquarters on East Groth Street last spring, the 12,000-square-foot facility, formerly used by United Cerebal Palsy as a sheltered workshop, seemed
News
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:00 am

Rauner reins in pot bills

 While other states ease up on marijuana laws, Gov. Bruce Rauner last week took a cautious route in altering bills sent to him by legislators who aimed to make life easier both for medical mariju
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Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 12:00 am

Koester used excessive force, falsely arrested woman, judge says

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough has ruled that Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester used excessive force against a Springfield woman and falsely arrested her during a 2011
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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am

Sewer district labor costs skyrocket

 Three years ago, the Springfield Metro Sanitary District paid at least $100,000 in compensation for a dozen of the district’s 53 employees.Today, 30 of the district’s 57 employees are costin
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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am

Scam went undetected for years

 Michael Keebler sounded sorry Monday when he finally faced the music.He turned emotional, putting his forehead down on the defense table for several minutes after tearfully apologizing to U.S. D

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