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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:00 am

City leaders welcome Middle East billionaire’s investment in downtown

 What do Beirut, Budapest, Dubai and Springfield have in common?All three cities have – or will soon have – hotels owned by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, a billionaire who lives in Dubai, dabbles
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:00 am

Judge overturns decision to keep her on the job

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge has rejected the decision of an arbitrator who decided that Sherry Waldron should keep her job as a sheriff’s deputy despite being accused of stealing plants an
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 12:00 am

Deal for Abraham Lincoln hotel to close in two weeks

 One of the world’s richest men is buying the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield.Steve Horve, the hotel owner, would not disclose a purchase price but said that an offer to
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am

It’s still early in Jennifer Gill’s tenure as District 186 schools superintendent. But so far people like what they see.

 Jennifer Gill wasn’t always a leader.Her days at Springfield High School were busy ones. She spent a year on the student council. Worked on the yearbook staff during her senior year in 1987. B
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am

Bishop apologizes, but holds firm

 Some things – views on abortion, gay marriage and divorce – are non-negotiable.But Bishop Thomas Paprocki during a Monday forum at Benedictine University said that there is room for conversa
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:00 am

County resurrects DUI deputy just in time for Christmas

 The mean streets of Sangamon County have gotten a bit meaner for those who imbibe before they drive.Two years after the sheriff’s office, citing budget concerns, reassigned a deputy who had be
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:00 am

Team sues state seeking tax relief

 The Chicago Bears have gone to court seeking refuge from the tax man.The Bears this month sued the Illinois Department of Revenue in Sangamon County Circuit Court, claiming that the state is ove
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Cop quits after recording surfaces

 A local police officer has learned firsthand that it pays to watch what you say now that the state’s antiquated eavesdropping statute has been ruled unconstitutional.Sgt. Sam Gool of the Buffa
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Governor-elect comes to Springfield

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner visited Springfield last week to say thanks for electing him.You would never have guessed the election was over, with Rauner winning by a bigger margin than most pund
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Parsons absent for court

 The fortunes of Jeffrey Parsons rose and fell on the vagaries of precious metal markets, according to a testimony last week in federal bankruptcy court.And Parsons kept spending no matter what.P


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