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 I’ve known Dave McKinney, erstwhile Springfield bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, for about three years now. We have lunch now and again. We’ll catch a Cardinals game when I can get fre...

NEWS

 A Springfield neighborhood group may have found a little-known way to deal with abandoned properties. Enos Park Development LLC, the real estate arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Ass...
 Since 2006, Kent Johnson’s son has cultivated 131 acres at Havana Regional Airport, a grass airstrip in Mason County favored by pilots of ultralight aircraft and small airplanes.Kent Johnson i...
 A former Taylorville physician awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges has been busted for drugs in Pawnee.Officers were summoned to a Casey’s store in Pawnee at approximately 8:15 p.m. o...

CAP CITY NEWS

EDITOR'S NOTE

NEWSQUIRKS

 It isn’t that Ouija, the latest property to hit the screen from Hasbro Toys after G.I. Joe and Transformers, is necessarily a bad movie; it’s simply late to the party. After the recent succe...
 In the pantheon of glorious southern cakes, none is more beloved than hummingbird cake. And probably none has more variations, not so much in the actual cake itself (although the proportions can...

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BAND SPOTLIGHT

How not to plan for urban green space

 The problem in a city that likes to think of itself as forward-looking is that it seldom looks back long enough to learn from its own past. That, anyway, was the conclusion I came to after think...
 I just had the humiliating experience of being dumped via email. I’d been seeing the guy for three months. Just days before, we had a romantic date and he kept saying things like “We’re so...

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