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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast
Music
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

Hold on, Record Store Day is coming

 Matt Hill, the clerk minding the store recently at Dumb Records on South Grand Avenue, seems a nice enough guy.On a recent afternoon, Hill was playing selections by Scarves, a Seattle band whose
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Friday, April 8, 2016 12:00 am

Steroid-using cop must be reinstated

 Sangamon County Associate Judge Rudolph Braud has upheld the decision of an arbitrator who ruled that a Springfield police officer who tested positive for steroids cannot be fired.Loren Pettit,
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am

Ex-pols’ campaign funds are gifts that keep giving

 Nearly 20 years ago, former Gov. Pat Quinn looked like a proverbial pauper.Quinn had less than $150 in his campaign war chest as of June 30, 1998, a seminal moment for campaign funds in Illinois
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am

Gold Gym’s former owner fibbed, trustee says

 A U.S. bankruptcy court trustee has leveled fraud accusations against Maureen Suhadolnik, former owner of Gold’s Gym, which closed last year amid bankruptcy proceedings, In court papers filed
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am

Partners with Internet startup

 The recent proposition to small business owners by the State Journal-Register sounded a bit like a come-on to buy time-share condos.Come on down to the newspaper and get a free lunch, publisher
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am
 Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia has sided with Gov. Bruce Rauner in a lawsuit over disclosure of the governor’s appointment calendar, refusing the newspaper’s request for le
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am

Terminated for steroid use

 With one lawsuit pending in state court, a fired Springfield police officer has sued the city in federal court, claiming that he was terminated because he is black.Loren D. Pettit, who was earni
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am

State pols live high with campaign funds

 Fancy cars. Luxury hotels. Trips to the tropics and beyond. Money paid to “unknown.” Meals bought in bars without kitchens and money sent to an address that doesn’t exist.All this and more
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:00 am

State board holds hearing

Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino has retained J. William Roberts, former Sangamon County state’s attorney and former U.S. attorney for central Illinois, to assist him in responding to questions about his campaign finance disclosures.

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