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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Ward 9 candidates not strangers to city government

 The two candidates for alderman in Ward 9 aren’t starting from scratch when it comes to experience in municipal government.Jim Donelan, who is associate director of the Township Officials of I...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
 Current deputy city clerk Rianne Hawkins, 35, was appointed by outgoing city clerk Cecilia Tumulty and confirmed by the city council in May of 2011. Since that time, Hawkins has worked closely w...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
At a time when college tuition on average is increasing at around twice the rate of inflation, it’s hard to imagine any school actually decreasing the cost of attendance. But Lincoln Christian Unive...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
As race organizers prepare for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon on April 4, the city of Springfield is asking motorists to be patient if their Saturday drive is delayed by throngs of runners. Ab...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA burglar used the homeowner’s devices to log on to porn, YouTube and his Facebook account, but authorities in Monroe County, Fla., quickly identified him because he forgot to lo...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

A three-way battle for Ward 7

 Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin can be forgiven if he feels like a walking bullseye.After one term in office, McMenamin has held firm to certain principles, chief among them an insistence that the cit...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Election promises to shake up city council

 The April 7 general election is still more than a week away, but one thing is for sure: the Springfield City Council is in for some turnover. Springfield’s 10 ward seats are up for re-election...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Bills seek to curtail drug abuses that lead to heroin

 For recovering addict Nick Gore, the cost of heroin abuse is all too real.“In my three years that I’ve been sober, I’ve lost 16 friends to overdose,” Gore said. “Those 16 people that d...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Funding shortfall in current fiscal year could disrupt system

 More than 1,200 people signed up last week to testify in support of legislation to fund an important state child care program, expressing opposition to deep cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.Th...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
A full-fledged funeral train isn’t the only thing that might be missing at the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral set for the first weekend in May. Before the interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery...

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