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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 am

Alderman, board members sign on for pensions

Nine of ten Springfield aldermen due pensions, more than half the county board set for pensions. State legislator wants proof they deserve it.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

Firm gets years to pay six-figure penalty

 Capitol Strategies, a Springfield technology firm, and two affiliated companies have agreed to pay $550,000 to the state of Illinois for violating laws intended to ensure that minority-owned fir
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Online lending industry resists regulation

A bill to regulate online lenders that target small businesses with loans that can carry more than 100-percent annual interest rates is moving, albeit slowly, through the Illinois General Assembly.Whi
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Doors revolve at SJ-R’s publisher’s office

Clarissa Williams is no longer publisher of the State Journal-Register.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

Hold on, Record Store Day is coming

 Matt Hill, the clerk minding the store recently at Dumb Records on South Grand Avenue, seems a nice enough guy.On a recent afternoon, Hill was playing selections by Scarves, a Seattle band whose
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Friday, April 8, 2016 12:00 am

Steroid-using cop must be reinstated

 Sangamon County Associate Judge Rudolph Braud has upheld the decision of an arbitrator who ruled that a Springfield police officer who tested positive for steroids cannot be fired.Loren Pettit,
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am

Ex-pols’ campaign funds are gifts that keep giving

 Nearly 20 years ago, former Gov. Pat Quinn looked like a proverbial pauper.Quinn had less than $150 in his campaign war chest as of June 30, 1998, a seminal moment for campaign funds in Illinois
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am

Gold Gym’s former owner fibbed, trustee says

 A U.S. bankruptcy court trustee has leveled fraud accusations against Maureen Suhadolnik, former owner of Gold’s Gym, which closed last year amid bankruptcy proceedings, In court papers filed
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am

Partners with Internet startup

 The recent proposition to small business owners by the State Journal-Register sounded a bit like a come-on to buy time-share condos.Come on down to the newspaper and get a free lunch, publisher

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