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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Outlook bleak for coal company

 Recent weeks haven’t been easy on Foresight Energy.The St. Louis-based coal company founded by Chris Cline, the mining baron who moved from Appalachia to Illinois a decade ago on the theory th
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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Downtown development will need subsidy

 The Springfield Economic Development Commission has blessed a mayoral plan to spend $125,000 on a consultant who would gather proposals to develop an oversized city block just north of the gover
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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am

More money the solution, consultant says

The Springfield Park District police department is fraught with problems, and the park board should spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix them.That’s the conclusion of a consultant who was p
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Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 12:00 am

Company sues state, rival firm over zoning

A company that wants to grow medical marijuana in Carlinville has sued the state Department of Agriculture and a rival company that has been granted a license to grow pot, claiming that the license was issued in violation of state law.
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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am

Springfield Fire Department resists cuts

 Seven years ago, the city of Springfield faced a fiscal crisis so serious that then Mayor Tim Davlin formed a blue-ribbon committee to define the problem and recommend solutions.The housing bubb
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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