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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 06:02 pm

Faces decades in prison

The owner of a Springfield shooting range heavily damaged by a 2017 fire is facing 40 years in prison after being charged with arson by federal prosecutors. Arrested Monday, John W. Jackson, 45,...
Monday, May 13, 2019 07:48 pm

Editor resigns, then is walked out of building

The entire State Journal-Register newsroom walked out today in support of now former editor Angie Muhs, who was walked out of the building this afternoon by the paper’s general manager after subm...
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...


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