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Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
In 1865, Mary Jane Tully came to Springfield from Arkansas seeking a new beginning from the destructive Civil War. When she arrived here, the Springfield Home for the Friendless helped Tully settle in...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
There’s nothing quite like a soaring vocal harmony that awakens tired ears and excites the soul. That’s the feeling you’ll get when the Sound Celebration Chorus sings. They’re a Springfield-ba...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice responding to a drug complaint in Richmond, Va., spotted two men who began running away. One of the fleeing men, later identified as Darnell Elliotte, 20, fired several shot...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
It’s been a tough month for Sam Cahnman.The Ward 5 alderman and attorney lost his re-election bid on April 7, and on April 16, he faced an extended hearing by the state panel that disciplines lawyer...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 A girl mauled by a Great Dane on April 11 is a lot like other 10-year-old girls.She likes to draw. Keeps a journal. Plays Xbox and basketball. She has a boxer at her mother’s house.“She love...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Autism program in fight for survival

 Nehemiah Dawson is five years old, he is third in his kindergarten class for spelling and he has Autism Spectrum disorder. But the program that his parents credit with most of his success might...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

City will pay man shot by police

 The city of Springfield will pay $50,000 to a man shot by police more than seven years ago under a settlement approved Tuesday by the city council.The case started when James Wells stepped onto ...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

More than $63 million owed under union contract

 State employees may receive back pay for raises they should have received almost four years ago, thanks to legislation which passed the Illinois House last week. The bill stems from a 2010 dispu...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Bill would reverse current ban

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would reverse a 30-year-old ban on public money being used to pay for abortions. The bill raises one of the most controversial issues in American so...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers want closer look at Rauner’s pension proposal

Two prominent Democratic lawmakers are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to release the long-awaited details his pension proposal so they can figure out what it means for the state’s budget.State Senator...

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