Springfield http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Authorities Awarded $1.6 M To Redevelop Brownfields http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-authorities-awarded-16-m-redevelop-brownfields <p>Three Missouri agencies will receive $1.6 million in federal funds to cleanup and redevelop contaminated properties.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it has selected public authorities in St. Louis, Springfield and Jefferson City, to receive the funding as part of its $15 million supplemental revolving loan funds (RLF).</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:57:31 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 28323 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Authorities Awarded $1.6 M To Redevelop Brownfields Threat Against Gov. Nixon "Not Credible," Says Mo. Hwy. Patrol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/threat-against-gov-nixon-not-credible-says-mo-hwy-patrol <P>A rumored threat made against <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;has turned out to be false, according to the <A href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">State Highway Patrol</A>.</P> <P>It centered on alleged comments in which someone was quoted as saying they wanted to hire someone to kill the governor.&nbsp; MSHP Captain Tim Hull says they wrapped up their investigation this afternoon.</P> <P>“Information was gathered by (the)&nbsp;<A href="http://www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/">Springfield Police Department </A>of a possible threat Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:11:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7612 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Threat Against Gov. Nixon "Not Credible," Says Mo. Hwy. Patrol Mo. High Court Will Not Hear Smoking Ban Challenge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-high-court-will-not-hear-smoking-ban-challenge <p>The Missouri Supreme Court will not hear a legal challenge to Springfield's smoking ban, officially ending a lawsuit filed by a bar owner.<br>&nbsp;<br>Attorney Jonathan Sternberg says the state Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a legal challenge by Jean Doublin, owner of Ruthie's Bar in Springfield.<br>&nbsp;<br>In June, an appeals court rejected Sternberg's argument that the Springfield law conflicts with the state's clean air act. He says a provision in the state law allows smoking in bars and taverns, which overrides the Springfield law.<br>&nbsp; Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:37:58 +0000 The Associated Press 4719 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. High Court Will Not Hear Smoking Ban Challenge Bringing Springfield's Photos Back To Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bringing-springfields-photos-back-life The first photography staff at the Illinois <em>State Journal</em> carried heavy, clumsy and slow Speed Graphic cameras. They shot on glass plates, and only had a few precious exposures to use throughout their day.<p>After their images were published in the 1920s and '30s, the glass plates were boxed up and effectively lost in the newspaper archives. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:54:34 +0000 Coburn Dukehart 4710 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bringing Springfield's Photos Back To Life Retrial designed to give Lincoln assassination co-conspirator the voice she never had http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retrial-designed-give-lincoln-assassination-co-conspirator-voice-she-never-had <p>On July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt became the first woman executed by the federal government when she was hanged for her role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.</p><p>Surratt owned the boarding house in Washington, D.C. where many of the conspirators lived and met. Her own son John was an active participant in the plot. But the depth of <em>her</em> involvement was as hotly debated then as it is now.</p><p>A unique collaboration allowed Illinois residents to be a part of that debate and to rewrite a small part of history, if just for the night.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:30:37 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Retrial designed to give Lincoln assassination co-conspirator the voice she never had Appeals court: No forced meds for Tucson suspect at Mo. facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-no-forced-meds-tucson-suspect-mo-facility <p>An appeals court has ordered federal prison officials to temporarily stop forcing anti-psychotic drugs on the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage.</p><p>The brief order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came late Friday after Jared Lee Loughner&#39;s lawyers appealed a ruling allowing him to be medicated.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:29:15 +0000 The Associated Press 1570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals court: No forced meds for Tucson suspect at Mo. facility Officials: no reason for concern in Ill. over radiation from Japan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-no-reason-concern-ill-over-radiation-japan <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=UTF-8&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049fc9ffc1962f0a02e&amp;ll=39.791655,-87.583008&amp;spn=5.908343,9.338379&amp;z=6&amp;ecpose=39.79165503,-87.58300776,685559.68,0,0,0&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=UTF-8&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049fc9ffc1962f0a02e&amp;ll=39.791655,-87.583008&amp;spn=5.908343,9.338379&amp;z=6&amp;ecpose=39.79165503,-87.58300776,685559.68,0,0,0&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">Locations of found radiation from Japan in IL</a> in a larger map</small></p><p><em><small>The map above depicts the locations highlighted in the following story where trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been found in Illinois - Will County and Springfield, Ill.</small></em></p><p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Sean Crawford used in this report.</em></p><p>Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have shown up in Illinois. But state officials say there&#39;s no reason for concern.</p><p>Minute levels of radioactive materials have been detected in both northern and central Illinois.&nbsp; The state&#39;s <a href="http://www.state.il.us/iema/">Emergency Management Agency</a> says radioactive iodine was found in grass clippings in Will County and in an air sample collected at a lab in Springfield.</p><p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:53:41 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & Kelsey Proud 844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lincoln fans go for record by reciting speech http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lincoln-fans-go-record-reciting-speech <p>Winter hats mingled with stovepipe hats at the center of a nationwide effort to honor Abraham Lincoln and set a world record.</p><p>Hundreds of people gathered Friday in Springfield to recite <a href="http://www.nationalcenter.org/Lincoln%27sFarewell.html">the speech Lincoln gave when he left for the White House</a>. At the same time, people across the country read the speech in hope of setting a new mark for the most people to read a document aloud simultaneously.</p><p>Lincoln delivered his heartfelt goodbye exactly 150 years ago.</p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:53:12 +0000 The Associated Press & WUIS 515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lincoln fans go for record by reciting speech Springfield mayor Davlin's death ruled suicide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/springfield-mayor-davlins-death-ruled-suicide <p>Springfield Mayor Timothy Davlin's <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/springfield-ill-mayor-found-shot-dead-home-investigation-underway">death</a> has been ruled a suicide.</p><p>A Sangamon County inquest Thursday determined the 53-year-old Democrat died of a close-contact bullet wound to the heart in a vehicle parked at his home Dec. 14.</p><p>Investigators say they found no note from Davlin. They say there were no signs of foul play and no drugs or alcohol in his body.</p><p>Davlin apparently called 911 from a cordless landline phone in his car but hung up.</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:02:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 360 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Springfield mayor Davlin's death ruled suicide UPDATE: Ill. House re-votes, passes bill to repeal death penalty, goes to Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-ill-house-re-votes-passes-bill-repeal-death-penalty-goes-senate <p><strong>UPDATE Jan. 6, 2011 6:47 <span>p.m</span>. : &nbsp; Via the Associated Press, The Illinois House, reversing an earlier tally, has voted 60-54 to repeal the death penalty. The bill now goes to the Illinois Senate.</strong></p><p>A decades-long effort to abolish the death penalty in Illinois has fallen one vote shy of House approval.</p><p>House members voted 59-58 Thursday on abolition. <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3539&amp;GAID=10&amp;GA=96&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=51489&amp;SessionID=76">The bill</a> needed 60 votes for approval.</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:20:37 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UPDATE: Ill. House re-votes, passes bill to repeal death penalty, goes to Senate