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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
News
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.
News
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
History
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
Feature
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
News
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
News
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
News
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:00 am

Charges considered

A 10-year-old girl mauled by a dog more than a week ago remains hospitalized as investigations continue.
News
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Judge threatens jail

 Despite fibbing in court documents, violating a court order and stiffing debtors, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons got a break last week from a judge who could have jailed him for making i

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