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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Judge threatens jail

 Despite fibbing in court documents, violating a court order and stiffing debtors, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons got a break last week from a judge who could have jailed him for making i
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am
 Subsidies are key as the city strives to redevelop downtown Springfield.The city would provide $700,000 in tax increment financing under a proposal by the developer of a proposed complex for stu
Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 am

Project would be aimed at students

A Quad Cities developer is considering an area on the northern edge of downtown, near the medical district, for a new apartment building that would be aimed at providing housing for students.The five-
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Abuse alleged in state prisons

 Mass strip searches. Humiliation and Taunts.Inmates in several central and southern Illinois prisons say that they have been subjected to this and more by Department of Corrections tactical team
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Sign-ups for marijuana not high

Amid the clamor to set up medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in Illinois lies an inconvenient truth.Seven months after the state began accepting applications, just 2,000 people hav
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

State workers remove chairs from fairgrounds

 Need some chairs? A saw? A brake job?If you work for the state of Illinois and are assigned to the state fairgrounds in Springfield, you can get all this, and more, for free. 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Park board president candidates clash

 A Zamboni weighs more than 5,000 pounds and, in the case of the race for Springfield Park Board president, that was enough to break a camel’s back.Park board member Robin Schmidt says that dis
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Ward 1 race features fresh face, veteran

 The race for alderman in Ward 1 features a political newcomer and a veteran of Springfield politics.Charles “Chuck” Redpath, who served on the city council from 1987 until 2007, has been gea
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Ward 9 candidates not strangers to city government

 The two candidates for alderman in Ward 9 aren’t starting from scratch when it comes to experience in municipal government.Jim Donelan, who is associate director of the Township Officials of I
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Mayoral candidates differ, but you have to listen carefully

 It is near the end of a grueling day on the campaign trail. The two candidates for Springfield mayor are sitting side by side in a Lincoln Library meeting room, where they’ve spent more than 9


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