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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:13 am
 The Springfield mayor and city council should be commended for discussing a variety of needs facing the city. Infrastructure, a city planner, Hunter Lake and the mansion block, to name a few. Th...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:12 am
 This weekend see two roller derby bouts for the price of one as Springfield’s all-female flat track roller derby league, Midstate Mayhem, takes on Metro East’s Confluence Crush Roller Derby...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:11 am
 The Insane Inflatable 5K bounces into Centennial Park on Saturday, Aug. 6. Race waves begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue every 15 minutes through 11:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile race is geared towards anyo...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:10 am
 The annual Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular features hundreds of cars on show as well as a variety of air and ground displays to delight attendees of all ages. See the Transformers’...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:09 am
Four months ago, I started hooking up with this hot guy I met on Tinder. He isn’t someone I’d normally go for; he’s a total mess and serious trouble. He always made me come to his place and I al...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:08 am

Celebrating a successful first five years, the theater plans a bright future

 Five years after local theater mainstay Scott Richardson quipped to friends, “I bought a theater. Won’t this be fun!” the Legacy Theatre is alive and well. Thriving under the watchful care...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Chief hopes footage offers evidence, accountability

 Body cameras aren’t a panacea, warns Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow. Still, he believes the cameras will reinforce the fact that his officers perform their duties well.Winslow invited...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:06 am

Law makes local governments announce pre-retirement pay bumps

 It’s been a not-so-secret secret in Illinois for decades, and state lawmakers are trying to drag the infamous “pension spike” into the sunlight – at least among local governments.A law s...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:05 am
Jeff Parsons has avoided further trouble – at least for now – after an Illinois Times article raised questions about his ability to pay the $12.3 million judgment against him. On Aug. 2, U.S. Dist...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:04 am
 There’s a great deal of potential (most of it wasted) in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which is Warner Brothers latest effort to get its stable of DC Comics characters on firm cinematic footin...

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