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Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am

Springfield’s bishop has a history

A quarter-century ago, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago was in crisis.A priest had been indicted for sexually abusing a child. Lawsuits were pending. Priests were removed from parishes after the ch
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am

University sued by former player

 With fewer than 1,000 students, Quincy University isn’t big. At nearly $41,000 a year for tuition, room and board, it isn’t cheap. And with 19 sports in a break-even athletic department that
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 am

So let’s form a commission

 Tree care at my house is easy.In the front yard is a dogwood, which largely takes care of itself. Not too big, not too small, grows slow and perhaps fools passersby into thinking some thought wa
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 am

Hotel backers seek financing

 A bar and entertainment center featuring bowling and arcade games would be the main moneymakers at a proposed downtown Springfield hotel, according to a prospectus being circulated by a Chicago
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 am

One’s OK, the other, well...

 As keggers go, a shindig last Saturday at the Pasfield House was fancier than most – no Solo cups or loud music, and the kegs were pressurized, so no pumping.But some things never change. Doze
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 am

Four candidates vie for Ward 2 seat

 Among myriad issues, aldermanic candidates in Ward 2 face a common issue in the April 2 election: voter apathy.Four years ago, Ward 2 had the lowest turnout of any ward, with 20 percent of regis
Upon Further Review
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 am

Audit shows problems with hoops tourney

 We knew it all along,That, in a nutshell, is what Springfield School District 186 is saying about a forensic audit released last week that confirms tons of problems surrounding the high school b
Breaking News
Friday, March 22, 2019 12:00 am

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


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