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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:13 am
 Take a stand against sexual assault this weekend during the “Singers, Poets and Activists Open Mic” event Friday, March 16, from 7-9:30 p.m. From 7-9 p.m., attendees are invited to perform t...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:12 am
On Friday, March 9, the Springfield Art Association, along with the SAA Collective in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, combined forces with independent artist group The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Spa...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:11 am
David Estes should ask Ancestry.com to check his DNA for a museum-founding gene.His mother, Betty, late tourism director for Pontiac, Illinois, founded the town’s popular Route 66 museum in 2004. No...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:10 am

A century on, Vachel Lindsay’s Golden Book is more prescription than prediction

In 1920, the Macmillan Company of New York City published The Golden Book of Springfield written by Springfield resident Vachel Lindsay. Like everything Lindsay did, the novel was a passion project, a...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:09 am

State shuts down Springfield broker

Chris Schaller isn’t your typical mortgage broker.He once had a show on WMAY radio, where he was known as the Illinois Mortgage Man. Sam Madonia on WFMB has broadcasted live from Schaller’s office...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:07 am
While U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, faces no primary opponent, Democrats are preparing for the fall general election, focusing on November and the incumbent instead of each other in the March...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:06 am

Captain set to advance

A Springfield fire captain who served a six-day suspension last year and agreed to counseling in 2015 is in line to become a battalion chief.Capt. Chad Bates is on the promotion list even though he wa...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:05 am
 At last check, Scott Foster appeared in a peck of trouble, busted in connection with the December discovery of a massive marijuana-growing operation in the heart of Springfield, secreted in a fo...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:04 am
 Though it’s now regarded as a seminal work in the science fiction and young adult genres, Madeleine L’Engle had a difficult time getting A Wrinkle in Time published. It was rejected 26 times...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:03 am
 Some folks could care less, I know, but I always enjoy the celebration of jolly St. Patrick, if for nothing else than enjoying music from the Emerald Isle and neighboring islands. If you’re no...

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