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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Sign-ups for marijuana not high

Amid the clamor to set up medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers in Illinois lies an inconvenient truth.Seven months after the state began accepting applications, just 2,000 people hav
News
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

State workers remove chairs from fairgrounds

 Need some chairs? A saw? A brake job?If you work for the state of Illinois and are assigned to the state fairgrounds in Springfield, you can get all this, and more, for free. 
News
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Park board president candidates clash

 A Zamboni weighs more than 5,000 pounds and, in the case of the race for Springfield Park Board president, that was enough to break a camel’s back.Park board member Robin Schmidt says that dis
News
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Ward 1 race features fresh face, veteran

 The race for alderman in Ward 1 features a political newcomer and a veteran of Springfield politics.Charles “Chuck” Redpath, who served on the city council from 1987 until 2007, has been gea
News
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
Feature
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
News
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
News
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

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