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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:06 am

Inmate rises from hospital bed

 Sometimes, it pays to get your butt kicked. Ask Michael Goldsberry, erstwhile denizen of the Sangamon County jail.Goldsberry, who has a history of drug offenses and a problem with methamphetamin...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:08 am

ALPLM ends interlibrary loans

A copy of A Survey Of The Ishams In England And America: Eight Hundred And Fifty Years of History and Genealogy is in the wind.Published in 1938, the 672-page tome that traces the ancestry of the Isha...
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 10:12 am

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, arbitrator says

Freshly arrived in our mailbox this morning is a copy of arbitrators’ decision in labor negotiations between the union representing city police officers and the city. And it appears to be a defea...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 03:07 am
 It is noon. Terry Purcell of Springfield and John (Oz) Osborn of Rochester stand at the bottom of the stairs of a 14-story building, ready to race to the top – for the 10th time in the past ho...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:08 am
 It was July 13, 1864, when Wilmer Dickerson of Jacksonville came across a chilling sight while marching through Georgia.After nearly three years as a Union soldier, Dickerson had been through se...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:06 am

Fender bender ended in death

 Tears flowed on both sides of the courtroom well this week as a man convicted of killing a man with Springfield roots was sent to prison more than four years after the fact.Sangamon County Assoc...
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 04:55 pm

Mayor's choice starts on Monday

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has chosen Val Yazell, a business development consultant, as the city’s new economic development director. Yazell, who starts work Monday, replaces Karen Davis,...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:08 am

City keeps shooting self in foot

 October wasn’t a good month for the city of Springfield.First came a damning report commissioned by Sangamon County, whose hired consultant, tasked with figuring out ways to improve the local...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:07 am

Claims negligence led to mishap

 A man critically injured a year ago when a traffic pillar fell on his head near the Old State Capitol has sued Springfield and the state of Illinois, saying that he has suffered permanent brain...

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