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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am

Developers pay, but roads not fixed

 The city of Springfield has secured nearly $2.9 million from developers to pay for road improvements, but most of the money hasn’t been spent.Just two of 10 road projects for which the city ha
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Police find trove of pot edibles

When Springfield police busted a major pot growing operation last week on one of the city’s busiest streets, they found more than just plants.In addition to pot, police last Thursday found more th
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Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 12:00 am

Defendants held on $200,000 bond

 Two men arrested last Thursday in connection with a large-scale marijuana growing operation at the intersection of South Eighth Street and South Grand Avenue were arraigned Monday and remain
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Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Grow op busted in city's heart

   Police have busted a massive marijuana growing operation in the heart of Springfield. The grow operation in a former dry cleaning shop at the intersection of South Grand Avenue
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am

Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grants

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says that monies from tax increment financing accounts should be distributed as loans instead of outright grants that don’t have to be repaid.“We need to go
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am

Liberal couple broadcasts nationwide

 He could be anywhere. In front of you in the HyVee checkout line, or maybe behind. Go to church? Careful, now: The man known as Driftglass is an usher. The church’s name, like Driftglass’s t
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 12:00 am

Superintendent: Development could worsen unsafe conditions

Financially, at least, New Berlin School District 16 stands to gain if the Springfield City Council allows a 50-duplex development on the far west side of the city. While the proposed duplexes w
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Here’s what to drink on a cold winter night

 We are late.Usually, we do this in October, when oompah’ers are oompah’ing in oompah bands in the beer tents of Munich while drinkers pay homage to malted beverages without which the world w
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Inmate rises from hospital bed

 Sometimes, it pays to get your butt kicked. Ask Michael Goldsberry, erstwhile denizen of the Sangamon County jail.Goldsberry, who has a history of drug offenses and a problem with methamphetamin
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Sometimes, they’re different things

 To say that Springfield is going ga-ga over a comprehensive plan would be an exaggeration in more ways than one.Peppered with quotes from Myron H. West, a planner who helped author the city’s


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