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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Ward 9 candidates not strangers to city government

 The two candidates for alderman in Ward 9 aren’t starting from scratch when it comes to experience in municipal government.Jim Donelan, who is associate director of the Township Officials of I
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Mayoral candidates differ, but you have to listen carefully

 It is near the end of a grueling day on the campaign trail. The two candidates for Springfield mayor are sitting side by side in a Lincoln Library meeting room, where they’ve spent more than 9
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

A three-way battle for Ward 7

 Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin can be forgiven if he feels like a walking bullseye.After one term in office, McMenamin has held firm to certain principles, chief among them an insistence that the cit
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Friday, March 20, 2015 12:00 am

County administrator set for raise

Sangamon County administrator Brian McFadden has gotten a pay hike of nearly 25 percent. McFadden, who had made $116,025, now earns $145,000 a year.
News
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Funeral reenactment runs into problems

 While organizers scramble for money, some Civil War reenactors are outraged about changing plans for the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of his passing.Reenac
Opinion
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Secretary of State is one of the good guys of FOIA

 FOIA Facts and FrictionStaff writer Bruce Rushton will sit on a panel organized by the Better Government Association to discuss the state Freedom of Information Act and the future of the law int
Feature
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am

Mike Houston reflects on 12 years as mayor

Having finished third in the Feb. 24 primary, Mayor Mike Houston is finished as mayor. But he isn’t categorical about running for elective office in the future, nor is he shy about defending his rec
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am

Judge spanks deputy in excessive force case

 A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy with a history of running afoul of judges is again in trouble in a courtroom.This time, Deputy Travis Koester is in the crosshairs of U.S. District Court Jud
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Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 am

DeMentri in altercation at Hooters

Vince DeMentri, anchorman for WICS television news, was reportedly involved in a physical altercation at Hooters in Springfield hours after Tuesday’s election.
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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am

Prosecutor’s office embraces double dipping

While Gov. Bruce Rauner pushes for steep budget cuts throughout state government, at least one agency has figured out a way to cut payroll.The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s off

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