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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am

Jeff Parsons clams up

 The Internal Revenue Service wants to talk to embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons, who does not appear to be in a talking mood.The U.S. attorney’s office in Houston last month asked a feder
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:00 am

City mulls tab for ethics

 Slowly, complaints of misbehavior within Springfield city government are working their way through a fledgling system designed to handle ethics complaints.The city has spent $79,000 on a consult
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am

City council ponders ban

 A proposal to ban drones within Springfield city limits may not remain as strict as currently written, according to a sponsor.“I don’t necessarily expect that this version that we have right
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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