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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:16 am
 It was good of Jim Edgar, the former governor, to say clearly that Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to stop holding the budget hostage to his demands, because damage is being done to the state. “We nee...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:15 am

Despite the hype, Trump’s tax plan is windfall for 1 percent

 Listening to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stump speech about taxes, I was intrigued that his official tax plan might break new ground.  I had hoped that ca...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:14 am
 Children ages 12 and under are invited to don their Halloween costumes on Friday, Oct. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and enjoy a free trick-or-treating event compliments of the Lincoln Home Employee A...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:13 am
 Love craft brews? Then the Springfield Jaycees Annual Beer Festival is the place for you on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 8 p.m. The beer bonanza features more than 125 local, regional and nation...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:12 am
 On Sunday, the Kirkland Center for Fine Arts welcomes award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante as he performs his hilarious show portraying the third-born Marx brother, Groucho Mar...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:11 am
Two friends of mine are in “love at first sight” relationships. (One went from chills at seeing the guy to moving in with him weeks later.) Each has said to me, “When it’s right, you just know...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:10 am

Rail project uncovers evidence of 1908 race riots

 When Floyd Mansberger and Christopher Stratton at Fever River Research began their archaeological investigation of 10th Street between Madison and Mason streets in Springfield, they knew the pro...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:09 am

A public-private task force seeks a new buyer or tenant for the automaker’s mammoth plant. But government may be reluctant to sweeten a deal with tax credits or other incentives, a Better Government Association Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 For nearly three decades, the sprawling Mitsubishi Motors North America plant in Normal was an enormous economic engine, providing jobs and other commercial opportunities to its hometown and dow...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:08 am

Judge issues $200,000 award

 The Springfield Urban League has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman who says that she was fired because she is white and refused to parti...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:07 am

Coordinated effort to help disadvantaged Sangamon County students

 From the moment they’re born, some children face hurdles to their mental, emotional and physical development. However, a movement is growing in Sangamon County to help those disadvantaged kids...


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