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Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am

Says he did nothing wrong at Lincoln papers project

 His former bosses at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum say that Daniel Stowell, former director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, was an insubordinate employee who botc
News
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

Investigation began after rape report

 An investigation into the reported rape of a University of Illinois Springfield student by a student adviser morphed into a probe into suspicions of human trafficking, according to UIS police re
News
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
Feature
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
News
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
Politics
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
Commentary
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
News
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�
News
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,

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