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Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 12:00 am

Jury award comes after government fines

A Sangamon County jury has awarded $6.5 million to the family of Robert Folder, who died in 2014 after a mishap at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. Folder, 78, was being loaded i
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:00 am

Mayor’s relatives join city payroll

At least four relatives of Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder have gotten city jobs since the mayor took office in 2015.A nephew who worked a $10-per-hour temporary job at the public works department in
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:00 am

Gettysburg Address journey was a trip

 Glenn Beck’s been down on his luck.The talk show personality with bluster – he’s called Barack Obama a racist and said that relatives of 9/11 victims complain too much –has been laying o
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:00 am

A crowded field for municipal races

 If you think there are a lot of politicians on the make in Springfield, you’d be right.Thirty-two candidates are vying for 13 municipal offices in the upcoming April 2 municipal election. Thre
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:00 am

Democrats behaving badly

 Here’s an idea for an amendment to the state constitution: Require that governors and other statewide officeholders be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, outside, in January, where everyone
Breaking News
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 12:00 am

Contract would require 15 years in city

Call it residency lite. Springfield firefighters have ratified a contract with the city that would require new hires to live within city limits for 15 years. After that, they could live whereve
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:00 am

?-Jan. 2, 2019

When Peanut was acquired from the Animal Protective League nearly 11 years ago, she had no name.We didn’t know her age. The vet thought three. She seemed to have a bit of puppy in her. She’d fetch
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:00 am

Habitat for Humanity denies allegations

 The sides can’t agree on what happened, and so at least one thing must be true: Someone is either lying or mistaken.Alex and Taylor Walker say they were the subject of discrimination at the ha
Breaking News
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:00 am

YMCA boosters, St. John's can't make deal

A glitch has emerged over development of a new downtown YMCA at the edge of Enos Park on Fourth and Carpenter streets. Joe Hurwitz, project developer, told the Springfield City Council on Thursd


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