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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:15 am
 On Wednesday, Jan. 18, treat the family to a performance of Pippin, the high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical that features choreography in the style of Bob Fosse, amazing acrobatics by Le...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:14 am
 In 1987, a U.S. District Court determined that Springfield’s city government was not representative of its citizens. Judge Harold Baker ruled that the city’s at-large system of electing coun...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:13 am
My girlfriend of six years is breaking up with me. My question is: How do I let our friends and my family know? I’m thinking a mass email telling my side of the story. Then I wouldn’t have to have...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:12 am

Illinois held slaves for more than 100 years

 Because Illinois is a northern state and the former home of Abraham Lincoln, it isn’t typically associated with slavery. But there was slavery in Illinois for more than 100 years. Even after I...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:11 am

A new photo collection showcases an era of preservation

 Springfield underwent a substantial transformation during the 1960s and 1970s. Through developments in the areas of tourism, education, entertainment and commerce, the city wasc adamant about pr...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:10 am

New UIS athletic director could be the man for the job

 College football in Springfield is all but a pipe dream now. However, the new athletic director at the University of Illinois Springfield – who has extensive experience in bringing football to...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:09 am
 Adam Nicholson has been involved in the Springfield arts scene for years. Now, as founder of Sala Creative Association, a newly minted 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, he is developing a forum...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:08 am

Jerome reduces police coverage

 The Village of Jerome has curtailed police patrols, ending a long history of 24/7 police coverage by village officers.Village police are still on the job, but not around the clock. Reduced cover...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:07 am

Report documents rigged system

 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s control of Illinois government comes largely from parliamentary rules that give him an iron grip over lawmakers and legislation, according to a recent...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:06 am
Critics of Chatham’s less-than-perfect water system got some bad news this week from a Chicago law firm hired to review the creation of the South Sangamon Water Commission and determine whether ther...

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