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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am

Jim Langfelder’s first year as mayor

 It took nearly a year for the honeymoon to end, but Mayor Jim Langfelder this spring finally faced a room full of constituents angry at him.City council chambers in April bulged with people clut
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Monday, May 9, 2016 12:00 am

Director of digitizing project put on leave

 Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been placed on administrative leave.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Local pols say they deserve pensions

As scrutiny of pensions has grown, some part-time elected officials in Illinois have opted out of pension plans.But not in Sangamon County or the city of Springfield.Springfield aldermen and Sangamon
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Benefits for city firefighters at stake

The Springfield Firefighters’ Pension Board has gone to court in an attempt to settle a question over pension benefits for firefighters.At issue is holiday pay for firefighters, which has historical
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 am

Alderman, board members sign on for pensions

Nine of ten Springfield aldermen due pensions, more than half the county board set for pensions. State legislator wants proof they deserve it.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

Firm gets years to pay six-figure penalty

 Capitol Strategies, a Springfield technology firm, and two affiliated companies have agreed to pay $550,000 to the state of Illinois for violating laws intended to ensure that minority-owned fir
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Online lending industry resists regulation

A bill to regulate online lenders that target small businesses with loans that can carry more than 100-percent annual interest rates is moving, albeit slowly, through the Illinois General Assembly.Whi
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Doors revolve at SJ-R’s publisher’s office

Clarissa Williams is no longer publisher of the State Journal-Register.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast
Music
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

Hold on, Record Store Day is coming

 Matt Hill, the clerk minding the store recently at Dumb Records on South Grand Avenue, seems a nice enough guy.On a recent afternoon, Hill was playing selections by Scarves, a Seattle band whose

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