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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:10 am

A blurry group show in Springfield, a sharply focused photography exhibit in Jacksonville and a significant farewell

 Last weekend, the Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space presented “Blur,” its most recent show featuring work by its member artists. Several of the items on display seemed to take the show’s titl...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:09 am

Lawsuit says CWLP overpaying for fuel

 A Springfield couple is suing Mayor Jim Langfelder, corporation counsel Jim Zerkle and two City Water, Light and Power officials, saying they wrongly convinced the city council to approve a 2016...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:08 am

Area protests mounted against Senate tax bill, Net Neutrality vote

 One month into the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, resistance efforts in response to various policies of his administration have shown no sign of slowing. This week, Springfield has...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:07 am

Developers pay, but roads not fixed

 The city of Springfield has secured nearly $2.9 million from developers to pay for road improvements, but most of the money hasn’t been spent.Just two of 10 road projects for which the city ha...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:06 am
Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) chair Chuck Pell has received the 2017 Illinois Commission Excellence Award in Leadership from the Illinois Association of Historic Preservatio...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:05 am
We’ve all done it. Gotten sick. Gone on vacation. Just plain forgot. Perhaps, even, procrastinated for no good reason. And when the piper needs paying, the fortunate among us can simply pony up and...
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 10:19 am

Police find trove of pot edibles

When Springfield police busted a major pot growing operation last week on one of the city’s busiest streets, they found more than just plants.In addition to pot, police last Thursday found more th...
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 04:16 pm

Defendants held on $200,000 bond

 Two men arrested last Thursday in connection with a large-scale marijuana growing operation at the intersection of South Eighth Street and South Grand Avenue were arraigned Monday and remain...
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 04:24 pm

Grow op busted in city's heart

   Police have busted a massive marijuana growing operation in the heart of Springfield. The grow operation in a former dry cleaning shop at the intersection of South Grand Avenue...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:06 am

Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grants

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says that monies from tax increment financing accounts should be distributed as loans instead of outright grants that don’t have to be repaid.“We need to go...

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