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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:07 am

But African-American museum says it’s healthy

 Two museums have closed in as many weeks in Springfield.Late last month, the Korean National War Museum closed in downtown. Just two weeks later, the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum,...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:06 am
Do you like pets with sharp teeth and claws that hate you? Run when you come near? Refuse to come inside and sit quietly by a cozy fire come winter? Hiss and yowl at members of their own species and f...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:05 am
Aaron’s Sales and Lease stores from across central Illinois have donated 350 backpacks to schools across the region this year, continuing a decade-long company tradition. The backpacks are filled wi...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:08 am

“I’m afraid of him”

 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Illinois Springfield counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, broke down in tears Tuesday before being...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:07 am

Report quantifies impact of state budget stalemate while organizations pick up the pieces

 The Chicago Foundation for Women recently released a report entitled “Damage done: the impact of the Illinois budget stalemate on women and children.” The report states that “lasting damag...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:06 am
 While Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to rail against an education funding bill he claims is a bailout for Chicago schools, the man who vowed to shake up Springfield still isn’t showing us the num...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:05 am
Illinois State Fair manager Kevin Gordon announced that the families behind longtime fair vendors Vose’s Corndogs, Cullers Fries and Coleman’s Concessions would serve as Grand Marshals for this ye...
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 12:31 am
 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Springfield Illinois counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, is going to prison. “Mr. Yang is...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:08 am

Northside Children’s Community Library provides books and comfort

 During a recent visit by Jack, a therapy dog, to Northside Children’s Community Library, many of the kids were excited for a chance to interact with a canine friend. A few, however, were appre...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:07 am

Activists deliver anti-fracking signatures to Rauner

 “What do we want? Clean water! When do we want it? Now!”So went the chant of a group of demonstrators gathered July 28 in front of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources building.The W...

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