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News
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am
 Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia has sided with Gov. Bruce Rauner in a lawsuit over disclosure of the governor’s appointment calendar, refusing the newspaper’s request for le
News
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am

Terminated for steroid use

 With one lawsuit pending in state court, a fired Springfield police officer has sued the city in federal court, claiming that he was terminated because he is black.Loren D. Pettit, who was earni
Feature
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am

State pols live high with campaign funds

 Fancy cars. Luxury hotels. Trips to the tropics and beyond. Money paid to “unknown.” Meals bought in bars without kitchens and money sent to an address that doesn’t exist.All this and more
News
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:00 am

State board holds hearing

Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino has retained J. William Roberts, former Sangamon County state’s attorney and former U.S. attorney for central Illinois, to assist him in responding to questions about his campaign finance disclosures.
News
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Cameras come to court

The Illinois Supreme Court this week ruled that cameras will be allowed in courtrooms throughout the state.The state’s highest court began allowing cameras and audio recording devices in courts four
News
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Complaint prompts review of auditor general

The Illinois State Board of Elections is reviewing campaign finance reports filed by auditor general Frank Mautino while he was in the General Assembly.The board probe was sparked by a complaint filed
News
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Sheriff dumps MRAP

 The Sangamon County sheriff’s office has gotten rid of a massive armored vehicle designed to withstand blasts from mines and improvised explosive devices.The department a few weeks ago returne
News
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 Negotiations between newsroom employees and management at the State Journal-Register have not borne fruit despite the aid of a federal mediator who has been called in to help the two sides reach
Opinion
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Dick Durbin a Chicagoan?

We don’t mean to criticize, but Chicago magazine’s just-published list of the 50 most-influential Chicagoans has us a bit baffled.
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am

Legacy Audio makes noise outside Springfield

 They come from everywhere to these metal warehouse-like buildings with a gravel parking lot, hidden behind a plain-looking fourplex on Sangamon Avenue.Bill Dudleston, owner and founder of Spring

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