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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:06 am

Captain set to advance

A Springfield fire captain who served a six-day suspension last year and agreed to counseling in 2015 is in line to become a battalion chief.Capt. Chad Bates is on the promotion list even though he wa...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:08 am

Claims constitutional, ADA violations

The mother of a Sangamon County jail inmate who killed herself last year has sued the county and the state of Illinois, claiming that each entity failed to adequately address mental health needs.Tiffa...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:07 am

Prison culture, staff shortages blamed for problems

Care for the mentally ill in Illinois prisons may not be ideal, but it isn’t so bad that it violates constitutional guarantees against cruel and unusual punishment, according to the Illinois Departm...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:08 am

Benedictine has plans to take care of its students

 The Springfield campus of Benedictine University will be sold and all local classes will be taught at other community sites after the conclusion of the 2018 spring semester, according to an anno...
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 02:07 pm

But money isn’t everything

The Springfield City Council on Tuesday approved $250,000 for an economic development corporation, half the amount that Sangamon County, which is promoting the new group, has pushed for.“Two hundred...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:08 am

City faces sewer repairs

 Repairs to downtown Springfield sewers will cost between $31.7 million and $56 million, according to a recent survey of pipes, and that may only be a down payment.The $300,000 study financed by...


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