SPRING HOME & GARDEN ISSUE

Get Your Roses Ready for the SeasonApril 16, 5:30pm. Barney Bruzetti on getting your roses off to a good start and keeping them beautiful all summer. 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A session...

Group promotes sustainability among small businesses

 Sustainable Springfield Incorporated has announced its newest sustainability program for area small businesses, The Greenest of Springfield Awards. The program aims to raise awareness for busine...

For unusual cultivars and garden statuary, head for Davidsan’s, a tree-lover’s paradise

 For tree lovers and connoisseurs of Japanese maples in particular, Davidsan’s, at 919 S. Farmingdale Road near New Berlin, is a paradise. David and Gale Myers’ 22-acre tree farm is the large...

NEWS

 Illinois lawmakers used $300 million meant for roads to plug a budget hole earlier this year, so now they’re considering replacing the money with a higher tax on motor fuels.The proposal would...
 The acronym ALEC sends waves of disgust down the average liberal’s spine, but for a Republican governor in a Democratic-leaning state, it can mean a recipe for fixing a busted system.While Ill...
 Despite fibbing in court documents, violating a court order and stiffing debtors, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons got a break last week from a judge who could have jailed him for making i...
 Business and labor groups are at odds over a bill that would restrict which vehicles state and local governments could buy.Illinois State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, sponsors House Bill 3438,...
 Subsidies are key as the city strives to redevelop downtown Springfield.The city would provide $700,000 in tax increment financing under a proposal by the developer of a proposed complex for stu...
A Quad Cities developer is considering an area on the northern edge of downtown, near the medical district, for a new apartment building that would be aimed at providing housing for students.The five-...
Spring and morels. For mushroom aficionados the two are inseparable. For the last five years, morel mushrooms have also been linked locally to Springfield’s Slow Food chapter, thanks to their annual...

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The governor doesn’t want to pay to bury the poor

 Balancing a budget on the backs of poor people who are on their backs seems cold even for a member of the New Republican Party. In early April, Mr. Bruce Rauner suspended reimbursements paid by...
My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, most vengeful and manipulative person, initially convincing the 15-year-old son she has with my boyfriend that I’m the reason...

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