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Thursday, April 4, 2019 02:32 pm

Supreme Court rules lobbyist deserves pension

A lobbyist for a teacher’s union can keep a state pension, earned by virtue of one day’s work as a substitute teacher, under an Illinois State Supreme Court ruling issued today. David Picci...
Friday, March 22, 2019 07:14 pm

Basketball tourney audit uncovers problems

 Financial records from a high school basketball tournament that once bore the name of Springfield School District 186 board member Adam Lopez are such a mess that auditors can’t determine w...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:34 am

Challenger leads incumbent in money race

Frank Edwards today reported receiving $23,000 in contributions in Springfield’s mayoral campaign. The donations reported today put Edwards, who is challenging incumbent Jim Langfelder, far a...
Monday, March 18, 2019 01:32 pm

Langfelder gets nod

Inner City Older Neighborhoods, a consortium of neighborhood associations and groups in the city’s core, today endorsed candidates in municipal races, choosing incumbent Mayor Jim Langfelder over...
Monday, March 18, 2019 12:40 am

Donations put challenger in money lead

Get ready for commercials: Springfield mayoral hopeful Frank Edwards has received a big financial boost from organized labor and Republicans. Edwards on Saturday reported receiving more than $31...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 01:46 pm

Contributions lag on both sides

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has reported receiving $10,000 in contributions for his reelection campaign, with $7,500 coming from Carol Zerkle, wife of corporation counsel Jim Zerkle, and...
Monday, March 11, 2019 05:26 pm

Adams laid off last week

State Journal-Register sports editor Todd Adams was laid off last Friday in what one source says was an economic move. Adams’ departure came two days after SJ-R newsroom employees, plus edito...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 07:48 pm

SJ-R employees offered buyouts

 Newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register are being offered buyouts, with the prospect of layoffs on the horizon. The buyout offer from GateHouse Media, the paper’s corporate owne...

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