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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Two well-known panhandlers in Springfield are appealing an initial defeat in their lawsuit against the city. Even if they lose the appeal, however, they’ll likely have another chance to make their c...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 08:32 am

Uncertainty abounds as feds throw in new option, funding still unclear

Springfield’s long-awaited railroad consolidation study calls 10th Street the best option, but the project’s fate remains murky as the federal government examines a new alternative and the...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 03:13 pm

Houston wants 25 percent to be minorities

The Springfield Police Department hopes to hire new patrol officers in the coming months, with minorities to comprise a quarter of the new hires.On Aug. 4, Mayor Michael Houston announced the city wou...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:28 am

White workers make up 92 percent of work force

Minorities are poorly represented in the City of Springfield’s work force, according to an Illinois Times analysis of city employment data, which shows that white workers make up more than 92 pe...
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, March 3, 2011 03:46 am
A contract requiring Springfield’s public utility to be more environmentally responsible doesn’t expire for another six years, but local activists are already urging the city and its resid...
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...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 03:36 pm

Proposed parking fine increase causes clash in city council

Parking in Springfield is cheap. Visitors from Chicago sometimes joke that it’s cheaper to get a parking ticket here than to simply pay the meter in their city. But that could change with a prop...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 05:49 am
Strolling along Macoupin Creek in October, environmentalists observed in the middle of the day flowing water the color of a moonless night sky. While the samples they grabbed weren’t analyzed at...

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