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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:00 am

Brown faces 30 years for shooting

 After more than four years in the Sangamon County jail, Oscar Brown is headed for prison.A jury last Thursday convicted Brown in connection with the killing of Charles Rice, who was 38 when he w
Breaking News
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 12:00 am

City takes action on liquor license

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has reduced hours at the Wet Bar, a downtown watering hole that’s known as much for fights and disturbances as drinking. Effective immediately, the bar at 221
News
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Booster club owes six figures

 The Springfield High School Booster Club owes more than $300,000 for artificial turf that’s already been installed, according to the club’s financial statements and documents filed with the
News
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Aldermen collect campaign money

 With no election on the horizon, Springfield aldermen gathered last week at Saputo’s restaurant to snack on hors d’oeuvres and collect checks from labor and construction interests.Seven alde
News
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am

“This is an elder abuse ATM”

 With documented losses well into the six figures, Illinois State Police continue to investigate a theft case that already has resulted in a prison sentence.Coliene Moore, 69, was hit with a rest
Opinion
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am

Racism persists in the Gateway City

 Even as pro football battles the White House on whether flag salutes should be mandatory, we have St. Louis.For the second time since 2014, the St. Louis area has been torn by demonstrations tha
Feature
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:00 am

Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St
News
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am

Values drop in district, but hope lives

 Six years ago, Springfield did what many cities do when faced with a deteriorating thoroughfare. Determined to turn around MacArthur Boulevard, the city commissioned a master plan, then app
News
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am

But future uncertain for project on Monroe

While one downtown redevelopment project appears to be going full speed ahead, another might be facing an existential moment as Springfield officials ponder how to distribute tax increment financing s

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