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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:10 am
 When a single rifle shot in Memphis, Tennessee, cut short the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at age 39 on April 4, 1968, it cemented the iconic status of the civil rights leader and tow...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:09 am

“Collision” event provides sense of community, sensory overload

 This past weekend, two of Springfield’s most vibrant creative organizations joined forces for a unique two-day show. The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space – which for seven years has hosted sea...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:08 am

Overdoses take their toll in 2017

 They range, these Sangamon County drug overdose victims, from retirees to folks who fit squarely within the stereotype of hopeless drug addict.Consider the 63-year-old man found dead last March...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:07 am

Developers, planners consider land use

 Developers have made peace over a comprehensive land-use plan for Springfield, but a larger battle may lie ahead.Concerned that the draft plan would curb development, particularly on the city’...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:06 am
Families with current eighth-grade students are encouraged to attend high school preview night events being held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield high schools. Visi...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:05 am
Jump into the Wayback Machine and you can hear Gov. Bruce Rauner, then a candidate, make his point loud and clear: “I want to make Illinois government the most efficient, transparent (state governme...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:03 am
 Hardly anything (other than maybe a friendly animal, or a pile of quilts, or a blazing fire) can warm the bones like a good musical performance. Since hauling any of the aforementioned things ar...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:02 am
 This Peoria native is making a splash in the folk-indie-Americana mold by breaking the mold and simply playing good, original music in a sensible and poetic way. Not much on hype and hyperbole,...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:01 am
dark and stormy night poem it was a dark and stormynight and all the mutantswere sitting around thecampfire then No-Nosespoke up and said No-Toestell us The Story and thisis The Story he told: it wasa...

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