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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

Feds apparently probing campaign accounts

Campaign workers for Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino while he was a state legislator have received federal grand jury subpoenas, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.The so
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

Governor appoints coroner board

Gov. Bruce Rauner last week appointed the first state Coroner’s Training Board that will be in charge of training coroners and others involved in death investigations.Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington,
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

Jury awards six figures to inmate

A former inmate of Taylorville Correctional Center last week won a $300,000 verdict against a prison doctor with a history of lawsuits alleging poor care that resulted in at least one previous six-fig
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am

Jim Langfelder’s first year as mayor

 It took nearly a year for the honeymoon to end, but Mayor Jim Langfelder this spring finally faced a room full of constituents angry at him.City council chambers in April bulged with people clut
Monday, May 9, 2016 12:00 am

Director of digitizing project put on leave

 Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been placed on administrative leave.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Local pols say they deserve pensions

As scrutiny of pensions has grown, some part-time elected officials in Illinois have opted out of pension plans.But not in Sangamon County or the city of Springfield.Springfield aldermen and Sangamon
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Benefits for city firefighters at stake

The Springfield Firefighters’ Pension Board has gone to court in an attempt to settle a question over pension benefits for firefighters.At issue is holiday pay for firefighters, which has historical
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 am

Alderman, board members sign on for pensions

Nine of ten Springfield aldermen due pensions, more than half the county board set for pensions. State legislator wants proof they deserve it.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

Firm gets years to pay six-figure penalty

 Capitol Strategies, a Springfield technology firm, and two affiliated companies have agreed to pay $550,000 to the state of Illinois for violating laws intended to ensure that minority-owned fir


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