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Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am

Would live in Springfield

 Outwardly, Gary Schmitt’s life seemed as normal as any.He worked as finance director for Catholic Social Services in Belleville. In 2009, he was elected to the board of the Triad Community 2 S
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am
 Unable to produce a victim, Sangamon County prosecutors last week won a continuance in the trial of Samuel Rosario, a former Springfield police officer charged with fighting a youth while on dut
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am

Then let’s talk

 Two decades after Al Gore may or may not have claimed credit for inventing the internet, I wonder whether Benjamin Franklin, who invented a lot of things, would have wanted the honor.I say this
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

Springfield ponders cutting back on coal

 Twenty-five minutes into a city council discussion on the future of City Water, Light and Power last month, someone finally used the c-word.“We always say that CWLP is the crown jewel of Sprin
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

A judge ordered him released. He’s still in jail.

Perhaps the biggest question about Marco Nicolas-Sanchez is why he stayed.Maybe he was naïve. He got busted for driving under the influence in Rantoul last year, and it’s well-known that illegal im
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

The Y Block and Yasgur’s farm

 We are arriving, this year, at some important anniversaries.Already, we have observed one. The big day having passed, D-Day, 75th Anniversary: A Millennials Guide, is on steep discount at Amazon
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 am

Beware of lawmakers bearing gifts

 Reading through the recently approved state capital plan is a bit like going on a 362-page Easter egg hunt.Roof repairs. Window replacement. Wastewater infrastructure improvements. Road construc
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 am

Poplar Place redeveloper wins tax credits

 A dilapidated Springfield housing development cleared a hurdle this month with the award of tax credits by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.It is, project backers say, the biggest step
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:00 am
 In America, anything is possible. Good or bad.Three years ago, a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida. On Saturday, thousands of people, no one can say for sure just how many, g


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