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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The Springfield Project envisions east-side community center

 It’s been a private residence, a home for fallen women and a technical school for African-American students. As recently as a few months ago, it was slated to become an empty lot. Now, thanks ...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Stubbornness costs Sangamon County $5.3 million

 With a $2.6 million check from taxpayers in hand, the widow of the late Amon Paul Carlock, who died after a struggle with Sangamon County jailers in 2007, says that she doesn’t feel like a win...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 Many a word spent here in this column relates to our bar scene, where much of the live music happens in Springfield. Hence the “oddities” comment in our headline describing these out-of-bar...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 DEBATE DODGERAfter listening to the radio the other day, it sounds like several local media outlets requested a public forum between the two candidates currently running for sheriff – and it t...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

‘Walking Dead’ actor stars in violent web video

 In a dusty, dimly-lit warehouse, a horde of zombies closes in two men with high-powered firearms trying in vain to escape through a stuck door. The men radio for help, and outside, an armored ca...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Scherer and Bell attack about nothing much

 In politics, no molehill is too small to be made into a mountain. The race to represent Illinois’ 96th House District pits incumbent Rep. Sue Scherer, a Democrat from Decatur, against Republic...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.The Congress that recess...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 vermontpoem #41 this morning the lake is still no ripples mar the surface not even my own as I swim no little swallows (black tops white bellies) dip and wheel to catch their insect breakfast th...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns for its 10th year Oct. 17-18. Inspired by a similar festival for professional artists in Providence, Rhode Island, the Springfield celebration will feature...

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