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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:24 am

Cleanest coal plants due to close

 That Vistra Energy would downsize its coal-fired power plant fleet in Illinois wasn’t a surprise.But environmentalists aren’t happy with the announcement last month that the company will clo...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:23 am

Question haunts Hunter Lake application

 Springfield’s quest to build a second water supply appears bogged down as the Army Corps of Engineers, which must issue a permit, is demanding more studies of a project first proposed more tha...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:01 am
On the plus side, the daily paper has begun publishing letters stating the obvious: What in tarnation was the State Journal-Register thinking when it hired Ted Nugent to appear at an outdoor expo set...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:01 am
A majority of Springfield city council members this week said nice things about plans to tax recreational marijuana and establish zoning to decide where dispensaries will be allowed. During discussion...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:07 am

Raffle draws bettors, suspicion

 Terry Farmer doesn’t like being called a crook, but that comes with the territory when you run a raffle that’s grown like a major league ballplayer on steroids.Should someone get lucky in to...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:06 am
Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow this week briefed the city council on the department’s efforts at reducing gun violence, particularly shootings involving proven or suspected gang members. It...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:05 am
We can’t imagine, sometimes, what goes on in the minds of the Masters Of The Fourth Estate, aka the Illinois Press Association. A few years ago, they were rigging journalism contests, which led to t...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:06 am

Fitch picked to run Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has tapped Lashonda Fitch to become the new executive director of Oak Ridge Cemetery after current executive director Michael Lelys retires in October. Fitch, a...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:05 am

Survey results paint a picture of life in Sangamon County

 Concern surrounding the population decrease in the area was a focal point at a recent Citizens Club of Springfield panel discussion on the results of the 2019 Sangamon County Citizens Survey. Re...

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