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News
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am

Tax revenue, jobs, both down

 Springfield city officials blame the state and the internet for sagging municipal finances.Online purchasing, which produces no municipal sales taxes, has cut into tax collections, the city says
News
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am

Drug tests banned for city inspectors

 The city of Springfield has sued the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, hoping to overturn an arbitrator’s decision that bars the city from drug testing building and housing insp
Breaking News
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 12:00 am

SJ-R scribe found dead this morning

 Tim Landis, longtime reporter for the State Journal-Register, has died.  Landis, 66, was found dead this morning by his wife, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office.
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

JOHN PATRICK CLARKE: Oct. 29, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2017

 Jack Clarke reigned over the State Journal-Register when newspapers mattered.People believed what they read in newspapers when Clarke was publisher of the capital city’s daily paper. Newspaper
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

M.T. VANN: July 28, 1961 - Dec. 31, 2016

Strictly on paper, no one should have given much of a rat about Mary Therese Vann.She was a recovering alcoholic and perpetually late. A person who flitted between jobs and businesses and appointments
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

JOSEPH L. “PETE” MORRISON: Aug. 9, 1933 - Dec.5, 2017

 The day wasn’t perfect.There was wind, with high gusts forcing a 40-minute postponement. And Cambest’s feet weren’t in the best of condition. Can you take a quick lap with the water truck
News
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:00 am

Mentally ill inmates suffer

 The inmate was mumbling. Shaking. Clearly in a psychotic state and whispering about a black hole.The black hole had already demanded, and received, his blood once, the inmate told Dr. Pablo Stew
News
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

City seeks to disable recording gear

Lost in a brouhaha over recording equipment that can’t be turned off in Springfield police interview rooms is a fairly basic question.What advantage is there to having a recording system that can be
Cap City
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am
The Springfield police union is crying foul over the way the city handled the discovery that police interview rooms have been under constant electronic surveillance. The union says that recordings con
Opinion
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

AG no help when government hides

 Remember Candace Wanzo?She’s the secretary of state employee who was escorted from her office last May and remains both under investigation and on the payroll at the rate of $7,278 per month w

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