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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am

Overdoses take their toll in 2017

 They range, these Sangamon County drug overdose victims, from retirees to folks who fit squarely within the stereotype of hopeless drug addict.Consider the 63-year-old man found dead last March
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am

Developers, planners consider land use

 Developers have made peace over a comprehensive land-use plan for Springfield, but a larger battle may lie ahead.Concerned that the draft plan would curb development, particularly on the city’
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am

Tax revenue, jobs, both down

 Springfield city officials blame the state and the internet for sagging municipal finances.Online purchasing, which produces no municipal sales taxes, has cut into tax collections, the city says
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am

Drug tests banned for city inspectors

 The city of Springfield has sued the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, hoping to overturn an arbitrator’s decision that bars the city from drug testing building and housing insp
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Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 12:00 am

SJ-R scribe found dead this morning

 Tim Landis, longtime reporter for the State Journal-Register, has died.  Landis, 66, was found dead this morning by his wife, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

JOHN PATRICK CLARKE: Oct. 29, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2017

 Jack Clarke reigned over the State Journal-Register when newspapers mattered.People believed what they read in newspapers when Clarke was publisher of the capital city’s daily paper. Newspaper
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

M.T. VANN: July 28, 1961 - Dec. 31, 2016

Strictly on paper, no one should have given much of a rat about Mary Therese Vann.She was a recovering alcoholic and perpetually late. A person who flitted between jobs and businesses and appointments
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

JOSEPH L. “PETE” MORRISON: Aug. 9, 1933 - Dec.5, 2017

 The day wasn’t perfect.There was wind, with high gusts forcing a 40-minute postponement. And Cambest’s feet weren’t in the best of condition. Can you take a quick lap with the water truck
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:00 am

Mentally ill inmates suffer

 The inmate was mumbling. Shaking. Clearly in a psychotic state and whispering about a black hole.The black hole had already demanded, and received, his blood once, the inmate told Dr. Pablo Stew
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

City seeks to disable recording gear

Lost in a brouhaha over recording equipment that can’t be turned off in Springfield police interview rooms is a fairly basic question.What advantage is there to having a recording system that can be


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