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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.
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
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
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
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 12:00 am

Drunks keep licenses, cops cut enforcement

If you drive drunk in Sangamon County, you’re less likely to get caught than you were a few years ago. And you’re less likely to lose your license.Since the early 1980s, lawmakers in the L
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am

Todd Green testifies in THR bankruptcy

Hundreds of customers, vendors and employees didn’t get paid by THR and Associates. Car dealer Todd Green wasn’t one of them.During recent testimony in the bankruptcy case of the failed Sp
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 am

UIS establishes a controversial minor

In what might be a first in the nation, the University of Illinois Springfield has established an academic program called Liberty Studies.Students won’t be able to major in the subject, but the
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Disclosure comes amid questions

Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball. A guitar once owned by Eric Clapton. A model of the Starship Enterprise. These are among the items that an appraiser used in 2007 to establish the value of


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