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Thursday, July 19, 2012 05:26 pm

City council approves gambling measure 7-2

Springfield bars, restaurants and fraternal organizations will soon be able to offer video gambling legally, thanks to a 7-2 vote by the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.The nine aldermen seemed we...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 04:43 pm

Springfield mulls repeal of ban on video gambling

Springfield could raise money for infrastructure improvements from video gambling if the city council approves a measure introduced last week. Springfield mayor Michael Houston introduced a proposal t...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 03:32 pm

Still no fix for city infrastructure

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, who once said that he expected to have a plan to fix crumbling infrastructure without raising taxes within two months of his 2011 election, plans to present the city co...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 09:56 pm

Local leaders pushing for transportation jobs funding

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debate a far-reaching transportation funding measure that could mean jobs for Springfield, government and religious leaders here are making their voices heard in the ...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 02:56 am

Mayor Mike Houston gets high marks for stability. But what about those promises?

Ward 1 Ald. Frank Edwards, never known for holding his tongue, was just getting warmed up.“We should set the goals,” the alderman declared two weeks ago as the city council pondered Mayor ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 04:44 pm

Proposals to increase minority hiring, cut spending and promote economic development

Reform is the theme in the race for mayor, as the candidates begin outlining their plans to change how the city operates. At a public forum on March 3, three of the four candidates for Springfield may...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 02:10 pm

So many candidates, so few bold ideas

Every candidate has ideas for what they will do when they are elected mayor. Spend more wisely, they say. Encourage business growth, develop the medical district and bring in more tourists. Get rid of...

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