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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City finally releases full Illinois State Police report on investigation of Springfield Police Department detectives: bit.ly/Qkj1g0
RT @LincolnLibrary: The library is closed 4/18 and 4/20. If you need any items, the library is open until 6 tonight and 10-5 on Sat., 4/19.
The State Journal-Register is looking for a new editor for The Voice, our weekly teen section: journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cf…
RT @spfldcityclerk: Just a reminder that the City Clerk's Office will be closed tomorrow (4/18). We will be back on Monday (4/21) at...
RT @CWLP_: Congratulations to Harrison Williams a senior at Springfield High School who was awarded a $500 college... fb.me/2oTnjYWPr
City Beat blog: Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson questions TV appearance by two city employees: bit.ly/1eJCdzh
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