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Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:00 am

Rauner fights back, with some help

Football fans have seen amazing things in recent weeks.Coach installs a freshman as quarterback in the second half and Alabama wins the national championship in overtime. With no time on the clock, th
Feature
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

Pillsbury descends into Superfund status

 Ann Ridgeway was on her porch when the crash came.No one had told neighbors that a massive metal building was going to fall that day in October 2014. Towering more than 10 stories, the so-called
News
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

Downtown apartments would be pricey

 Ghosts of pratfalls past haunted Springfield council chambers this week as the city approved public funding for a rogue developer with an unproven business plan who vows to take downtown where i
News
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am

Overdoses take their toll in 2017

 They range, these Sangamon County drug overdose victims, from retirees to folks who fit squarely within the stereotype of hopeless drug addict.Consider the 63-year-old man found dead last March
News
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am

Developers, planners consider land use

 Developers have made peace over a comprehensive land-use plan for Springfield, but a larger battle may lie ahead.Concerned that the draft plan would curb development, particularly on the city’
News
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am

Tax revenue, jobs, both down

 Springfield city officials blame the state and the internet for sagging municipal finances.Online purchasing, which produces no municipal sales taxes, has cut into tax collections, the city says
News
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am

Drug tests banned for city inspectors

 The city of Springfield has sued the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, hoping to overturn an arbitrator’s decision that bars the city from drug testing building and housing insp
Breaking News
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 12:00 am

SJ-R scribe found dead this morning

 Tim Landis, longtime reporter for the State Journal-Register, has died.  Landis, 66, was found dead this morning by his wife, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office.
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

JOHN PATRICK CLARKE: Oct. 29, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2017

 Jack Clarke reigned over the State Journal-Register when newspapers mattered.People believed what they read in newspapers when Clarke was publisher of the capital city’s daily paper. Newspaper
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

M.T. VANN: July 28, 1961 - Dec. 31, 2016

Strictly on paper, no one should have given much of a rat about Mary Therese Vann.She was a recovering alcoholic and perpetually late. A person who flitted between jobs and businesses and appointments

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