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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

City dips into rainy day fund to balance budget

 Rejecting Mayor Jim Langfelder’s calls for tax increases, the Springfield City Council on Tuesday voted to dip into reserves to plug holes in a city budget battered by sagging tax revenue.The
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Company reportedly on brink of bankruptcy

Gander Mountain, a Minnesota-based company that came to Springfield in 2009, is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy. Reuters has reported that the company, which is known for firearms sa
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am

District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am

Historic sites would merge with DNR

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, now under the umbrella of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, would become a standalone agency while the remainder of IHPA would merge wi
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 12:00 am

Trump's place in presidential history

The end game, now, seems clear. After a bit more polling and watching CNN and letting the man in the White House just keep going, Republicans in Congress likely will take the easy way out and a
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 12:00 am

Release the tape

Illinois Times has sued the city of Springfield for refusing to release video footage documenting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man last month by a city police officer. In refusing to tur
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

Inmate sues after jail tasing

 Inmates who act up due to medical problems can be tased, even if their medical condition renders them incapable of understanding guards.That’s the stance taken by the Sangamon County sheriff�
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

City says officer hasn't been interviewed

Springfield police are refusing to release video footage that captured the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by an officer last month. In declining to release footage of the Jan. 23 shooting,
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Lawmakers struggle without pay

 If you’re a state employee worried about Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s attempt to cut off pay due to the lack of a state budget, consider the plight of legislators.The comptroller’s offi
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Sheriff’s office gets assault rifles

 Concerned about being outgunned, the Sangamon County sheriff’s office is equipping deputies with AR-15s.The civilian version of the military-issue M16 rifle that’s become a weapon of choice


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