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News
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
News
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
News
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
Feature
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
News
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.
News
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.
News
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am

Judge demands answers in THR bankruptcy

A prominent Springfield bankruptcy attorney who was suspended from practice due to false statements made to a federal judge is crossways again with the same judge.This time, attorney John Narmont, who
News
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am

Park district pays for vacation time

The Springfield Park District has frozen spending after discovering more than $165,000 has been paid out since 2010 to employees for unused vacation time.Mark Bartolozzi, director of finance and human
Opinion
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am

Madigan pretends, the media worship

Thank goodness for the government.That was the way that Silly Pretend Journalists, aka the Society of Professional Journalists, saw things eight years ago when they bestowed attorney general Lisa Madi

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