Dan Petrella

City Government Reporter, State Journal-Register


Covering Springfield city government for The State Journal-Register (sj-r.com). Blogging at sj-r.com/blogs/citybeat. Still a freelancing too.


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What was your first job as a journalist?
My first full-time job was covering Riverside, Ill., for a semi-weekly called Suburban Life.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
I used to use one all the time in grade school.

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Want to raise chickens in the city of Springfield? Turns out it's allowed, but there are barriers: sj-r.com/article/201404… (by @reTcWall)
RT @spfldcityclerk: Hey #spfldcitycouncil fans - there is no meeting tonight. The Council will be back at it next Tuesday (4/29) at 5:30pm
Springfield re-evaluating part of Second Street bike plan due to parking concerns: bit.ly/QuRlVY
RT @RichSaal: The Springfield Senators open the 1931 season. Baseball's ups & downs in the capital city bit.ly/1eVtiun. http://t.co…
@MaggieSJR I thought I would do my part and eat some of the stuff other people brought. But I just ate some of what I brought too.
Good idea: bringing leftover Easter treats to work so you don't eat them all at home. Bad idea: eating said treats you and others brought.
City Water, Light and Power is proposing new rules for boathouses at Lake Springfield and building in flood plains: bit.ly/1jvI4oN
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