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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

City keeps shooting self in foot

 October wasn’t a good month for the city of Springfield.First came a damning report commissioned by Sangamon County, whose hired consultant, tasked with figuring out ways to improve the local
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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Claims negligence led to mishap

 A man critically injured a year ago when a traffic pillar fell on his head near the Old State Capitol has sued Springfield and the state of Illinois, saying that he has suffered permanent brain
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Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 12:00 am

Rosario case among concerns

 By an overwhelming margin, Springfield police officers have said that they have no confidence in Chief Kenny Winslow. “Police officer morale over the last few years has gotten so low tha
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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:00 am

Arbitrators say Springfield cops can live outside city

 A panel of arbitrators has decided to side with the Springfield police union over the question of a residency requirement for city police officers. A written decision has not yet been issu
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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:00 am

Brown faces 30 years for shooting

 After more than four years in the Sangamon County jail, Oscar Brown is headed for prison.A jury last Thursday convicted Brown in connection with the killing of Charles Rice, who was 38 when he w
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Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 12:00 am

City takes action on liquor license

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has reduced hours at the Wet Bar, a downtown watering hole that’s known as much for fights and disturbances as drinking. Effective immediately, the bar at 221
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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Booster club owes six figures

 The Springfield High School Booster Club owes more than $300,000 for artificial turf that’s already been installed, according to the club’s financial statements and documents filed with the
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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Aldermen collect campaign money

 With no election on the horizon, Springfield aldermen gathered last week at Saputo’s restaurant to snack on hors d’oeuvres and collect checks from labor and construction interests.Seven alde

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