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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
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 am

Edwards, Langfelder vie for votes

Frank Edwards acknowledges many things.He isn’t polished. He isn’t warm and fuzzy. He’s an underdog. And the man who would be Springfield mayor also is prone to thinking out loud, saying things
Breaking News
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 am

Challenger leads incumbent in money race

Frank Edwards today reported receiving $23,000 in contributions in Springfield’s mayoral campaign. The donations reported today put Edwards, who is challenging incumbent Jim Langfelder, far a
Upon Further Review
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 am

Such a lovely place

I’ll believe a $56 million hotel is coming to downtown when I’m sipping pink champagne at the promised rooftop bar.Proponents have secured $7.65 million in tax increment financing money from a cit
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


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