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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
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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
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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
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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:00 am

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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
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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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Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:00 am

Sewer district pays well

 Daniel Mills, son of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills, lost his license to practice law in 2009, three years after he was walked out of the state’s attorney’s office where he’d work
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

“Have a pretty good day”

PETER LAZARE April 16, 1952-Nov. 7, 2018“Have a pretty good day”Pete Lazare, almost always, was the smartest man in the room. He never made that clear.He spoke French. He read, a lot. His energy w
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

A gentleman journalist

TIM LANDIS Nov. 19, 1951-Jan. 2, 2018A gentleman journalistTim Landis was no joke as a journalist.Consider the lede in the first story he wrote for the State Journal-Register back in 1995: “Junk mai
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

“He always had an idea”

RUDOLPH DAVENPORT June 2, 1928-April 7, 2018“He always had an idea”Rudolph Davenport – everyone called him Rudy – wasn’t a boastful pillar.One of Springfield’s best-known civil rights acti


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