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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 01:24 pm

Petition would likely be challenged

Expect a bit more tweaking, Bill Clutter says, after twice changing a proposal for amending the Illinois Constitution through voter initiative.A Democratic candidate for the 48th Senate District, Clut...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

Four school board seats up for grabs

On April 5, voters in four of seven sub-districts will be asked to choose who they want representing them on District 186’s school board for the next two years. The 10 candidates, all of whom pa...
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...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 03:28 pm

Supporters claim it will ease burden on property tax

If voters next week approve a referendum raising Sangamon County’s sales tax rate from 8 percent to a maximum of 9 percent, it would reaffirm a philosophical shift in school funding already begu...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 04:32 pm

Parents of youth say board member assaulted their son

A recent fight involving a county board member at Grand Valley Village in Springfield left one young man hospitalized and in police custody, but the youth’s parents say the police got the story ...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 09:52 am

Coalition plans major push to abolish death penalty

While sitting on death row for 12 years, Randy Steidl wasn’t against capital punishment. Not in the general, philosophical sense.“I came from a conservative farm family,” he says, ex...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 09:55 am

Regan says Williamson showing “blatant disregard” for law

Doug Knight remembers several years ago when gangs tried to take claim to his business as their turf. He offered them a full refund to never return to Knight’s Action Park in Springfield, where ...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 08:54 pm

Scott Lee Cohen pushes on as independent in governor race

Illinois hasn’t heard the last of Scott Lee Cohen. After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor in the February primary election, Cohen bowed out of the race, an...

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