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Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:00 am

Mansion work questioned by union

If all goes as planned, a private foundation that is raising funds to fix up the crumbling governor’s mansion in Springfield may start work this summer – if a judge doesn’t get in the way.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 am

Illinois coal in slump

 A decade ago, Chris Cline was sitting at the top of the proverbial coal heap.Cline, who made his fortune mining coal in Appalachia, bet big on Illinois coal at the dawn of the 21st century, quie
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 am
 The City of Springfield is asking a judge to overturn the decision of an arbitrator who has ruled that a police officer fired after testing positive for steroids must be reinstated.Loren Pettit
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:00 am

Captain cites racism, corruption

Capt. Jonathan Davis, head of the Springfield Park District Police Department, has quit. In a letter of resignation dated today, Davis said that the district has retaliated against him for speaking out about corruption and racism.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Council tables financing ordinance

 Developers of a proposed apartment complex in downtown Springfield came to Tuesday’s city council meeting armed with a drawing of the project and ready to answer questions, but no one asked.Th
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Lincoln’s hearse a labor of love

 A replica of the horse-drawn hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln’s body to Oak Ridge Cemetery in 1865 is built from more than wood and metal and ostrich plume feathers reaching more than a doz
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

Courts try new approach to mental illness

 There is a court reporter in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia on this Friday afternoon. That’s a bad sign.If everyone here in Sangamon County’s fledgling men
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am
 A girl mauled by a Great Dane on April 11 is a lot like other 10-year-old girls.She likes to draw. Keeps a journal. Plays Xbox and basketball. She has a boxer at her mother’s house.“She love
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

City will pay man shot by police

 The city of Springfield will pay $50,000 to a man shot by police more than seven years ago under a settlement approved Tuesday by the city council.The case started when James Wells stepped onto


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