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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againGene Richins, 31, broke into a jewelry store in Sandy, Utah, by climbing down through the ceiling but then set off a motion-detector alarm. “The alarms were going off this whole ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield’s 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will “Rock the Blarney” through the streets of downtown Saturday at noon. Floats, bands and at host of local folks and organizatio...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:57 pm

Turner case prompts district review

 The Springfield School District plans to review hiring practices in the wake of revelations that Lanphier High School basketball coach Blake L. Turner was hired in 2008 despite a long criminal history....
Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:01 am
 My girlfriend of six months just stopped shaving her legs and armpits. I think she is so sexy – except for this. Recently, I asked her whether she’d shave again, and she snapped that shaving...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Strays get saved in Springfield

 The dog on the exam table looks like a creature from a Star Wars sequel.Even with a doggie sweater on, it weighs just four pounds, five ounces, with hair so sparse it would risk a sunburn if thi...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Just one week into March and perhaps the big thaw is here, but whether or not, there are plenty of events to experience in the meantime as we patiently (all right, already) wait for the warmth o...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
REQUIRED READINGLauren P. Duncan’s takeout story, “Cash helps Rauner climb” (Feb. 27), ought to be required reading for everybody who votes in this month’s Republican primary, probably the Nov...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Waste contains toxins that can poison water supplies

Illinois coal power plants consumed more than 48 million tons of coal in 2012 – more than any other state except Texas. So what happens to the ash that coal produces when it is burned?Right now, it�...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Need a box of Swiss Army knives? How about an old cop car, a cabinet to store acids, or a spectrophotometer to do whatever those things do? (We had to look it up. It involves measuring light.) The Sta...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Person on trial had minor role in state cash caper

The case against Jeri Wright, daughter of President Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is simple, prosecutors say.“This case, in two words, is about stealing and lying,” Assistant U.S...

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