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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Liquor found in car after 2014 accident

 A Springfield police officer who crashed his car in 2014 with an open bottle of whiskey inside stood trial last week for driving under the influence.James Stewart was initially placed on adminis
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Sheriff’s official praises security

A Springfield woman got a loaded gun into the Sangamon County courthouse on Monday in an incident that sheriff’s officials say is best described as a fluke.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00 am

David Bourland set to become exhibit manager

Mansion curator moves to museumDavid Bourland set to become exhibit managerThe curator of the governor’s mansion has been tapped to go to work for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mu
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

City council says no

The Springfield City Council on Tuesday said no to $700,000 in public money to build housing on a downtown parking lot at the intersection of Fourth and Madison streets.The unanimous vote came amid my
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 am

Board poised to consider disbandment

The Springfield Park District board may consider getting rid of the district’s police department.“I think it’s kind of trending that way, as far as disbanding the department completely,” said
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

Park cops protect, serve and screw up

 The Springfield Park District police department doesn’t sound like a tight ship or a fun place to work. Consider a memo titled “Rumors” that former Capt. Jonathan Davis wrote to his office
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

City patient with pol’s code violations

 For more than a decade, a vacant home crumbled on Sangamon Avenue across the street from St. Aloysius Church on Springfield’s north end.City code enforcers in 2007 placarded the home as uninha
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

Catholic Charities celebrates anniversary

 In the midst of the Great Depression, George Eisenberg underscored the spirit of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Springfield.It was 1935 when Eisenberg, en route home to Chicago, saw a lin
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 12:00 am

Plaintiffs say district’s deal was illegal

The Ball-Chatham School District has wrongly paid more than $2.2 million to a company with ties to the district’s former superintendent, according to a lawsuit recently unveiled in Sangamon County Circuit Court.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:00 am

Housing proposed for Goodwill building

 A Chicago-area developer wants to convert a vacant building owned by Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries on North 11th Street into low-income housing and a center for job and youth mentoring pro

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