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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:18 am
 Open up lake landThe city began land acquisition for Hunter Lake in 1965. As of August, 2015 when Mayor Langfelder and IDNR Director Rosenthal signed the Memorandum of Cooperation for the Lake,...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:17 am
In a political climate with intolerance as a theme, the goodheartedness that shows up in Springfield is remarkable. Last Thursday evening the big sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church was nearl...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:16 am
Nancy Flood wrote this article 35 years ago when she was a young teacher in Springfield School District 186. She says if she were teaching today she’d want to say the same thing.Dear students,I’ve...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:15 am
 Clams and cold ones. Bivalves and brews. Mollusks and mead. No matter how you say it, the Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival sounds like heaven. Now in its seventh year, this charity event fea...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:14 am
 It’s not often you get to help improve public safety by going to a party and looking at amazing cars, but that’s the idea behind the Crime Stoppers Hangar Party on Sept. 4. Crime Stoppers of...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:13 am
 If you’ve ever been curious about roller derby, here’s your chance to check it out. MidState Mayhem Roller Derby holds a training program every Tuesday evening for newbies – a.k.a “fresh...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:12 am
 I’m a woman in my late 20s. Guys don’t have car crashes looking at me, but I am pretty and have a nice boyfriend. I have three drop-dead gorgeous girlfriends who are perpetually single, but...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:11 am

Inside a legal marijuana-growing operation

 Aside from the barbed wire perimeter, you’d never know from its appearance that this low, gray warehouse on a rural road lined with soybeans is anything noteworthy. Inside, however, are hundre...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:10 am

Campaign for 99th District seat in full swing

 Tony DelGiorno, the sole Democrat to defeat a Republican for a seat on the Sangamon County board in 2012, is hoping history will repeat itself this fall as he faces Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez in...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:09 am

A Jewish scholar addresses differences in belief

 If religion were based on logic, it would be Sudoku.“In Sudoku, everybody can get the same answer if you’re patient enough, if you’re smart enough and if you have an eraser,” said Amy-Ji...


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