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Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 12:00 am

Spending for police and fire is out of control

The city of Springfield’s pending financial disaster is much more a problem of priorities, and less a problem of revenue. Informal comments already suggest that there is nothing left to cut, but the
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 The proposed 2016 operating fund (corporate fund) for the City of Springfield is $118.1 million. The Springfield Police Department ($45.8 million) and the Springfield Fire Department ($37.1 mill
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am
 Former U.S. Senator from Illinois Alan J. Dixon, in his recent book, The Gentleman from Illinois, writes, “Frankly, I believe there are too many elective offices in most states, including an e

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