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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 12:00 am

Public works employees punished after snowstorm

Untitled Document With scores of city employees facing discipline for an alleged work stoppage during the mid-February winter storm, at least a dozen snowplow drivers say they
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:00 am

McNeil proposes new residencey requirement

Untitled Document Anyone hired by the city of Springfield would have to live in or move into the city limits if an ordinance proposed by Ward 2 Ald. Frank McNeil passes. The ordi
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:00 am

Fundraiser for Doris Chambers and children raises $3,000

Untitled Document Last Friday night, more than 250 people found their way to the Springfield Jaycees Activity Center, tucked away down a dead-end road near Bunn Park, to support
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:00 am

Alderman says city needs to stop westward expansion

Untitled Document If you’ve ever lived in an actual city, you might not think of Springfield and the term “urban sprawl” in the same sentence. Or the same parag
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:00 am

Man who beat cocaine rap sues the city; whistleblower’s case survives

Untitled Document A man described by law-enforcement officials as one of the city’s biggest drug dealers says in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that police conspired to
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:00 am

The mystery of the school door that suddenly went on the attack

Untitled Document I’m not a fan of horror movies, but I think most of them start with a beautiful girl enjoying a carefree life, then suddenly being attacked by a monster.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 12:00 am

Trailer park tenants win a reprieve after Good Samaritan intervenes

Untitled Document Residents of the Applegrove Mobile Home Park have received a reprieve from the eviction notices that were hand-delivered to them a few days after Christmas.
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 12:00 am

Theater owner decides to put his money where his mouth is

Untitled Document Every time I interview Tony Kerasotes, he presents me with the exact same problem: How do I ask a follow-up question when my chin is on the floor?    
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 12:00 am

Network to broadcast Julie Rea Harper story

Untitled Document Julie Rea Harper — the Illinois mom convicted and later acquitted of murdering her 10-year-old son — will be the focus of a segment on the ABC newsm
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 12:00 am

Cops thought they nailed a drug kingpin. What they got instead was a world of trouble.

Untitled Document Early one morning, about a quarter till seven, Larry Washington heard a knock at his front door. When he looked out, he saw a phalanx of Springfield police offi


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