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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:00 am
 I first heard the rumors a few years ago, when beggars bearing cardboard signs began showing up on street corners throughout the city, about the time the cops started cracking down on downtown p
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:00 am

City faces tab to fix sewers

 While the city struggles to close an $11.5 million budget gap, Springfield may soon have a sewer-repair bill to consider.A study of aging sewers in the downtown area should be complete this week
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:00 am

In a legal battle with The Gold Center former owner, Todd Green says he’ll expand business to Florida

 The Gold Center might be moving to Florida from Springfield, and that isn’t the least of it, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week.In the lawsuit, James Hausman, a stockholder and for
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:00 am
Barack Obama had been president for barely a year the last time the city of Springfield faced a budget crunch as serious as the one now facing the mayor and city council.With a $17 million gap to fill
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:00 am

Rauner fights back, with some help

Football fans have seen amazing things in recent weeks.Coach installs a freshman as quarterback in the second half and Alabama wins the national championship in overtime. With no time on the clock, th
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

Pillsbury descends into Superfund status

 Ann Ridgeway was on her porch when the crash came.No one had told neighbors that a massive metal building was going to fall that day in October 2014. Towering more than 10 stories, the so-called
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

Downtown apartments would be pricey

 Ghosts of pratfalls past haunted Springfield council chambers this week as the city approved public funding for a rogue developer with an unproven business plan who vows to take downtown where i
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


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