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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

City seeks to disable recording gear

Lost in a brouhaha over recording equipment that can’t be turned off in Springfield police interview rooms is a fairly basic question.What advantage is there to having a recording system that can be
Cap City
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am
The Springfield police union is crying foul over the way the city handled the discovery that police interview rooms have been under constant electronic surveillance. The union says that recordings con
Opinion
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

AG no help when government hides

 Remember Candace Wanzo?She’s the secretary of state employee who was escorted from her office last May and remains both under investigation and on the payroll at the rate of $7,278 per month w
News
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am

Lawsuit says CWLP overpaying for fuel

 A Springfield couple is suing Mayor Jim Langfelder, corporation counsel Jim Zerkle and two City Water, Light and Power officials, saying they wrongly convinced the city council to approve a 2016
News
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am

Developers pay, but roads not fixed

 The city of Springfield has secured nearly $2.9 million from developers to pay for road improvements, but most of the money hasn’t been spent.Just two of 10 road projects for which the city ha
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Police find trove of pot edibles

When Springfield police busted a major pot growing operation last week on one of the city’s busiest streets, they found more than just plants.In addition to pot, police last Thursday found more th
Breaking News
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 12:00 am

Defendants held on $200,000 bond

 Two men arrested last Thursday in connection with a large-scale marijuana growing operation at the intersection of South Eighth Street and South Grand Avenue were arraigned Monday and remain
Breaking News
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Grow op busted in city's heart

   Police have busted a massive marijuana growing operation in the heart of Springfield. The grow operation in a former dry cleaning shop at the intersection of South Grand Avenue
News
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am

Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grants

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says that monies from tax increment financing accounts should be distributed as loans instead of outright grants that don’t have to be repaid.“We need to go
News
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am

Liberal couple broadcasts nationwide

 He could be anywhere. In front of you in the HyVee checkout line, or maybe behind. Go to church? Careful, now: The man known as Driftglass is an usher. The church’s name, like Driftglass’s t

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