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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:12 am

District 186 students experience a dynamic cultural awareness program

 On Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, at Erin’s Pavilion, Springfield Public School District 186 held a series of unprecedented sessions addressing the subject of “cultural relevance,” popu...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:11 am

A history of floats promoting visibility and understanding

 Perhaps If You Saw One is a picture book of whimsical parade floats and enthusiastic participants. Published by Springfield’s Coalition of Rainbow Alliances, the book amounts to an informal hi...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:09 am

Investigation began after rape report

 An investigation into the reported rape of a University of Illinois Springfield student by a student adviser morphed into a probe into suspicions of human trafficking, according to UIS police re...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:08 am
 The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) condemned Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address, claiming the speech was undemocratic. Meanwhile, the Illinois Policy Institute noted Rauner is holdin...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:07 am

City dips into rainy day fund to balance budget

 Rejecting Mayor Jim Langfelder’s calls for tax increases, the Springfield City Council on Tuesday voted to dip into reserves to plug holes in a city budget battered by sagging tax revenue.The...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:06 am
A star-studded lineup is ready to take the Illinois State Fair by storm. Chase Rice, Alabama, Jason Derulo, Finger Death Punch and John Mellencamp were recently announced as the first five headlining...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:06 am
Decatur native and current Clemson University (South Carolina) Ph. D. candidate A. D. Carson will defend his dissertation on Friday, Feb. 24. “Owning my masters: rhetoric of rhyme and revolution”...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:05 am
The private equity firm that manages the parent company of the State Journal-Register is being sold to SoftBank, a telecommunications and internet company founded and headed by a Japanese billionaire...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:04 am
 “I had a thought as I was being dragged down the stairs by that horse on meth.”The circumstances surrounding the way in which the above piece of dialogue was delivered had me laughing much h...

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