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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:00 am

Jeff Parsons ties the knot

Even a guy who spread rubber checks from coast to coast, stiffing customers, vendors, employees, the tax man and myriad others, deserves a party.
Opinion
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:00 am

Lawmaker wants a paycheck

There is courage in politics, they say, and there is also chutzpah.And then there is state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood.State comptroller Leslie Munger stopped issuing paychecks to lawmakers
News
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 am

Alderman shuts down fund

 Conceding that he’s behind on paperwork, Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe says that he’s shutting down a fund intended to finance community improvement projects in his ward.The Ward 6 Revitalization an
News
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:00 am

Criminal investigation launched

Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy John Bartello has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation. The reason, or reasons, why aren’t clear.
News
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

Park district mulls police contract

 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid
News
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib

 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury
News
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am

Ambulance provided air, not oxygen

 The what-and-who part of the puzzle didn’t take long for the Illinois Department of Public Health to figure out. The why remains a mystery.Within months of receiving a 2014 report that members
News
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am

Claims switch to Wyndham brand is default

 The loan servicing company for banks that hold a mortgage to the Wyndham hotel in downtown Springfield has foreclosed on the property, claiming that the hotel’s switch from the Hilton to Wyndh
News
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:00 am

City may raise speed limit on MacArthur

 Motorists soon may be able to travel a bit faster on MacArthur Boulevard without risking a ticket.The city is working on plans to raise the speed limit on the road between Wabash Avenue and Inte

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