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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

While drama unfolds, city ignores signs of a lawsuit waiting to happen

Springfield officials who are looking down the barrel of a lawsuit in the Shredgate scandal shouldn’t be surprised.City officials acknowledge that police officers broke the law last spring when
News
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Candidates start to line up. But why?

If nothing else, Mayor Mike Houston knows his history.While most potential candidates for the mayor’s post, up for election in 2015, strike out when asked the name of the last Springfield mayor
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Swimming is just the beginning

With the passage of Labor Day comes the end of sizzling heat, but never, it seems, exactly on time, at least if you have a swimming pool in your backyard.Our pool closed one week after the summer-endi
News
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

State rehires lawsuit target

What do you get if you are accused of bullying an underling so badly that he sues and your employer pays a $300,000 settlement?If you are Sylvia Riperton-Lewis and your employer is the state of Illino
News
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Clinton reactor makes short list

Mark Cooper says he’s not a soothsayer, but his dire predictions about the future of nuclear energy haven’t proven inaccurate.For years, the senior research fellow at the Institute for Ene
News
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am
Last week’s announcement that GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, will declare bankruptcy sounded a bit like déjà vu all over again.GateHouse put the bes
News
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 12:00 am

Jeff Parsons moves to Texas

Jeffrey Parsons, the embattled entrepreneur who made and lost a fortune buying and selling precious metals and other valuables, has moved to Texas, according to a bankruptcy trustee.
News
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 12:00 am

Six figures for alleged victim

The mother of a Lanphier High School student who allegedly had sex with a former teacher has agreed to a $100,000 settlement to end a lawsuit filed against the Springfield School District and district
Feature
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield – a mecca for motorcycles

It is, really, very simple.Apply throttle, turn left every 10 seconds or so and forget about the brakes. Boiled down, that is the essence of racing motorcycles on dirt tracks. You don’t have to
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am

Take a trip to Quincy

Skip the freeway and take a drive.The trip from Springfield to Quincy via Interstate 72 takes a couple hours, but spend an extra 20 minutes and head out Jefferson Avenue to the hinterland, then take U

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