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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Some religions worship the sun; others use it to power their buildings. In late 2014, the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation (ALUUC) in Springfield installed solar panels on the...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Business owners: what could you do with $30,000? Chances are, many business owners have a list of projects they’d tackle if the funds were to become available. Cable company Comcast wants to k...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Father John Garvey, late of Springfield, dies at 70

  “Agnostic though you are you should pray for his health,” John urged me when he heard that critic and essayist Clive James was suffering from cancer. “After [the deaths of Chris...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 RJ Mischo is nothing short of a phenomenon. He’s traveled the globe for more than 20 years as a touring blues artist, released nine internationally distributed CDs and played on an additional ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 We are pleased to hear that Gov. Bruce Rauner has recognized the need to give independence to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum by making it a stand-alone state agency. Now it ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs are real (and it turns out they are). However, I did call her out on having a nose job. She admitted it but seemed kind ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againJeffrey Wood, 19, announced a robbery at a convenience store in Washington, D.C., where two police detectives were shopping. They were in plain clothes but one had her badge hangin...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

How mayoral candidates are contending for the east-side vote

 Springfield has never elected a black mayor. It’s been 16 years since an African-American candidate even ran for mayor.Allan Woodson was one of Springfield’s first black aldermen and the las...

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