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Breaking News
Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 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
Breaking News
Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 am

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
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 am

Challenger criticizes McMenamin’s style

 The biggest issue in the race for Ward 7 alderman is the incumbent.Ald. Joe McMenamin has drawn the ire of fellow aldermen whom he has excoriated for accepting campaign contributions from labor
Upon Further Review
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 am

I’ll take the bus

The Wall Street Journal last week made clear what folks who’ve been paying attention have long known: Passenger trains between St. Louis and Chicago aren’t living up to promises.We were supposed t
Breaking News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:00 am

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
Breaking News
Monday, March 11, 2019 12:00 am

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 12:00 am

And that's just the beginning

 It’s a bird, it’s a plane…No, it’s paint flaking away from the upper reaches of the Old State Capitol.While state legislators decry crumbling roads and bridges, less noticed is the Old S
Breaking News
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:00 am

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
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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