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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 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
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Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 12:00 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
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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:00 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
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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Illinois trappers have game in their skins

 With the speedometer at 85 and fingers crossed, I fly toward the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur.I have gotten a late start, and so am risking a speeding ticket to see something that I might
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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 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
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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 12:00 am

Jury sides with Gold Center owner

James Hausman, owner of The Gold Center in Springfield, has been awarded $21 million by a federal jury in Seattle after suing a cruise ship line for injuries sustained when he was struck in the head by an errant automatic sliding door.
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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 12:00 am

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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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 am

Doesn’t want thief in ranks

 A confessed thief will remain off the force despite an arbitator’s ruling that she must be reinstated to her job as a Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy.In addition to reinstatement, Sherry Wa
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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 am

Unions say city can’t yank perk

 With tens of millions of public dollars at stake, unions representing city of Springfield employees have sued the city seeking to overturn a city council decision ending a pension-fattening perk
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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Judge issues $200,000 award

 The Springfield Urban League has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman who says that she was fired because she is white and refused to parti

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