Joe McMenamin http://wuis.org en Alderman Wants Competitive Bids To Insure CWLP In The Future http://wuis.org/post/alderman-wants-competitive-bids-insure-cwlp-future <p>A Springfield alderman wants to make sure that other insurance companies get the chance to cover CWLP properties for the city.</p><p><br />At the last city council meeting, aldermen approved a 3 year contract with R.W. Troxell to insure the city owned utility.&nbsp; The cost is around $1.8 million per year.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 27625 at http://wuis.org Alderman Wants Competitive Bids To Insure CWLP In The Future Intent of Inspector General To Curb Corruption In City Operations http://wuis.org/post/intent-inspector-general-curb-corruption-city-operations <p>Springfield officials are considering adding a position that will take a closer look at misbehavior in city government.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:58:10 +0000 Lee Strubinger 26681 at http://wuis.org Intent of Inspector General To Curb Corruption In City Operations Springfield Police Lieutenant Retires Days After Receiving Promotion http://wuis.org/post/springfield-police-lieutenant-retires-days-after-receiving-promotion <p>Earlier this month,&nbsp; the Springfield Police Department promoted two sergeants to the rank of lieutenant.&nbsp; One has already retired, able to earn a higher pension because of the promotion.</p><p>Under state law, retiring police officers are allowed to collect pension benefits based on rank for their last day of employment.</p><p>Springfield Alderman Joe McMenamin says a lieutenant retiring at a rank he never served is quote 'offensive.' He says the public doesn't appreciate a "revolving door of promotions right before retirement.”</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 24705 at http://wuis.org Springfield Police Lieutenant Retires Days After Receiving Promotion Aldermen Want More Oversight Following File-Shredding Incident http://wuis.org/post/aldermen-want-more-oversight-following-file-shredding-incident <p>Members of the Springfield City Council are looking for a way to prevent further incidents like the one in April in which police records were apparently shredded or deleted after they were requested by a local reporter through the Freedom of Information Act.</p><p>Tuesday night aldermen passed out of committee an ordinance that would require all changes to union contracts be approved by the Council and signed by the Mayor. &nbsp;Such contractual changes are known as memorandums of understanding, or MOUs.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:26:04 +0000 Peter Gray 2569 at http://wuis.org Aldermen Want More Oversight Following File-Shredding Incident