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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 am

State shuts down Springfield broker

Chris Schaller isn’t your typical mortgage broker.He once had a show on WMAY radio, where he was known as the Illinois Mortgage Man. Sam Madonia on WFMB has broadcasted live from Schaller’s office
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 am
Former Springfield cop Samuel Rosario might become a defendant in a new court established to handle charges against veterans.The Seventh Judicial Circuit on Monday got Supreme Court clearance to set u
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:00 am

Might be interested in top job

 Robin Schmidt, a member of the Springfield Park Board and widow of the late John Schmidt, will start work next Monday as a prosecutor in the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office.
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Monday, March 5, 2018 12:00 am

Other top brass also leaving

Springfield fire chief Barry Helmerichs will retire effective next month. Helmerichs declined comment, but multiple sources confirmed the chief’s retirement. In addition, Robert Marfell, divis
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am

H.D. Smith under fire for opioid sales

 H.D. Smith is a titan in the drug industry.Founded in 1954 on the outskirts of downtown Springfield, the drug wholesaler has grown to become the nation’s fourth largest distributor of prescrip
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 12:00 am
 Somewhere over Colorado, a flight attendant drew the line.“Sir,” she told me, not unpleasantly. “Your dog must be in your lap or on the floor.”Snoring atop a computer satchel placed on t
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 12:00 am

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
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Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 12:00 am

Would be built near Enos Park

The Springfield YMCA is in discussions with Memorial Medical Center to build a new downtown facility that would be closer to the hospital than the current location on the 700 block of South Fourth


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