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News
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:00 am

Details on Mautino reports don’t add up

There is, at least so far, no proof that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino has broken any laws.But the more one looks at Mautino’s campaign disclosure reports filed while he was a state represe
News
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Mautino spent big on election workers while unopposed

In the weeks leading up to the general election of 2010, Mautino spent $8,000 on poll watchers, plus $2,750 for precinct walkers plus an additional $2,050 for precinct workers. Quite a chunk of change, considering that Mautino was unopposed at the ballot box that fall.
News
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Auditor general spent six figures at gas station

While a state representative, Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino spent more than $213,000 from his campaign fund at a Spring Valley service station in less than 11 years, according to reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections.
News
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

But city won’t play hardball with state on overdue bills

 The Springfield City Council has approved a resolution aimed at convincing the state to pay delinquent utility bills.But city officials say it’s unlikely that the city will shut off service to
Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Governor apparently lacks email, cellphone

 Last fall, I got a tip.Gov. Bruce Rauner, my tipster said, doesn’t appear to have a state email account.The issue was germane. Besides Hillary Clinton’s infamous failure to do business on a
Feature
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:00 am

Scorned woman scuttles $21.5 million cruise-ship verdict

 Amy Mizeur didn’t hold back on her way out the door when she was terminated from her job at The Gold Center in Springfield last spring.“This is what you get when you refuse to screw your bos
News
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:00 am

Judge says Parsons can take Fifth

Faced with a federal criminal investigation, entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons can keep his mouth shut in court fights pitting the trustee in his bankruptcy case against car dealer Todd Green and a Texas a
News
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Governor gives up fight after lawsuit, AG rulings

Faced with a lawsuit from Illinois Times and three opinions from the state attorney general, Gov. Bruce Rauner has released his appointment calendar.The release today that came via Brown, Hay and Step
News
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Seven years cut from sentence

 A Springfield man whose conviction for battery to his infant daughter was overturned by an appellate court has pleaded guilty to the offense in a plea bargain that will shave seven years from a

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