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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:00 am

City faces sewer repairs

 Repairs to downtown Springfield sewers will cost between $31.7 million and $56 million, according to a recent survey of pipes, and that may only be a down payment.The $300,000 study financed by
Opinion
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
Opinion
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
Feature
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
News
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
News
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
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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’

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