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Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00 am

Prosecutor probes tree cutting

Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser is considering criminal charges against Springfield workers who cut down a tree on property owned by a relative of one of the city employees.&ldquo
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am

Jennifer Watkins faces jail

Jennifer Watkins, the erstwhile Ashland resident who won’t let her five-year-old daughter visit with the child’s paternal grandparents, may soon become a felon.Whether criminal charges wil
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am

State hangs on to a page of Lincoln history

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has balked at a demand from the National Archives to return a page torn from a ship’s log so that the damaged document can be restored to its original c
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 am

Candidates refrain from taking positions on issues

Candidates for public office are prone to saying lots of things.“The park district needs to be run like a business, not a political organization.”That’s what Leslie Sgro said way bac
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am

Park board warned on money issues

An accounting firm that conducted annual audits of the Springfield Park District repeatedly warned the park board about lax financial oversight, but the board didn’t quickly implement recommenda
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am

State warned before purchase of Lincoln relics

An appraiser hired to verify the value of a $23 million purchase of Abraham Lincoln artifacts, including a stovepipe hat, noted concerns about the authenticity of the hat and two other artifacts befor
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am

The city eyes a tax hike for public works

No one seriously argues that Springfield doesn’t need street, sewer and sidewalk repairs.Anyone who negotiates potholes at 11th and Carpenter or the cracked-and-crumbling stretch of Ash between
Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am

Parks consider cell tower for Pasfield

The Springfield Park District is considering a proposal to install a 100-foot-tall cell phone tower - disguised as a tree - at Pasfield Golf Course.
Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am

Auditor general fails tests

Illinois State Police on Friday released reports documenting the Feb. 6 arrest of state auditor general William Holland on suspicion of driving under the influence.


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