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Upon Further Review
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:00 am

Housing cop catches violations

 The night before Thanksgiving, I accompanied my neighbor Connie to a meeting of the Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission.The city had gone ga-ga over her backyard fence, which was built ye
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:00 am

City pushes $56 million plan

The City of Springfield is promoting a plan to bring a 95-room hotel to Washington Street. “It is exciting,” said Mayor Jim Langfelder. “They actually had to scale back the project. They
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:00 am
 If you think campaign yard signs are litter on a stick, ask Ben Griffin.Eight years ago, Griffin zoomed from political unknown to a player in contests for seats on the Nashville Metro Council in
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Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 12:00 am

No bids received for downtown property

How much is the Y block worth? Nothing, apparently. The downtown Springfield property next to the governor’s mansion for which the city paid $1.5 million in 2014 appeared on the city’s list
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:00 am

Candidates from 2015 campaign try again

 As elective offices go, the Springfield city clerk’s post isn’t the sexiest.It’s an administrative position, tasked with keeping minutes of city council sessions and otherwise collecting,
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:00 am

Three vie to replace term-limited incumbent

Stretching from MacArthur Boulevard to areas near Koke Mill Road, Ward 8 straddles a mix of Springfield neighborhoods.Two candidates for Ward 8 alderman, Erin Conley and Dean Graven, live west of Vete
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:00 am

Life on the east side

 Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner squawked when Nadine Wright, a write-in candidate for her city council seat, spoke for two minutes at Tuesday’s council meeting.Wright complained about litter, crime a
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Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 12:00 am

Can't say why Aurora shooter obtained gun permit

Illinois State Police say they’re trying to determine whether an apparent crack in a system to catch felons before they obtain licenses to buy and possess guns was an isolated case or a bigger is
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Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 12:00 am

Shooter got FOID card, felon got hired

The failure of Illinois State Police to catch a felony conviction of a man who obtained a Firearms Owner and Identification card, then allegedly killed five people in Aurora with a legally purchase


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