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News
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Auditor general spent six figures at gas station

While a state representative, Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino spent more than $213,000 from his campaign fund at a Spring Valley service station in less than 11 years, according to reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections.
News
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

But city won’t play hardball with state on overdue bills

 The Springfield City Council has approved a resolution aimed at convincing the state to pay delinquent utility bills.But city officials say it’s unlikely that the city will shut off service to
Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Governor apparently lacks email, cellphone

 Last fall, I got a tip.Gov. Bruce Rauner, my tipster said, doesn’t appear to have a state email account.The issue was germane. Besides Hillary Clinton’s infamous failure to do business on a
Feature
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:00 am

Scorned woman scuttles $21.5 million cruise-ship verdict

 Amy Mizeur didn’t hold back on her way out the door when she was terminated from her job at The Gold Center in Springfield last spring.“This is what you get when you refuse to screw your bos
News
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:00 am

Judge says Parsons can take Fifth

Faced with a federal criminal investigation, entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons can keep his mouth shut in court fights pitting the trustee in his bankruptcy case against car dealer Todd Green and a Texas a
News
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Governor gives up fight after lawsuit, AG rulings

Faced with a lawsuit from Illinois Times and three opinions from the state attorney general, Gov. Bruce Rauner has released his appointment calendar.The release today that came via Brown, Hay and Step
News
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Seven years cut from sentence

 A Springfield man whose conviction for battery to his infant daughter was overturned by an appellate court has pleaded guilty to the offense in a plea bargain that will shave seven years from a
News
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Agreement would help mentally ill inmates

 Tiffany Rusher doesn’t belong in prison, according to a lawyer for mentally ill inmates at the cusp of winning major reform from the state.Locked up for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, Rus
News
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 12:00 am

Judge throws out $21.5 million verdict

A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a $21.5 million verdict won by a Springfield businessman who says that he suffered a brain injury after being hit on the head in 2011 by a sliding glass door while aboard a cruise ship during a journey around the world.

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