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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 01:00 am
SHELTER FROM THE SWARMI am a senior citizen resident of Sangamon Towers and have been for several years. The other senior residents and I, who are mostly women, are constantly approached and threatene...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Project will add exam rooms, pharmacy and more

Breaking ground on the new expansion for Central Counties Health Centers is (from left to right) CCHC board chairman Bobby Hall, Springfield mayor Michael Houston, Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, and CCHC p...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project files clemency petition in light of new research

 A former day care worker accused in 1995 of killing an infant by shaking him was denied a retrial last week, dealing a rare setback to the Springfield-based Illinois Innocence Project. DuPage Co...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
Accused of hiding assets, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons has missed a court-ordered deadline to respond to allegations that he lied under oath while concealing more than $1 million from a fede...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
Behold the power of prayer: When a lawsuit threat last year from a national anti-religion group forced the City of Springfield to stop organizing the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, several groups ...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating break-ins at dozens of businesses in Montgomery County, Md., identified Andre Antonio Henry, 30, as their suspect in what authorities termed a one-person �...
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 02:24 pm

Walmart sued over accidents

PHOTO BY BRUCE RUSHTON Walmart needs to address accidents at the intersection of Sam’s Place and North Dirksen Parkway, near the Walmart store in northeast Springfield, says a lawyer who is sui...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 03:00 am

Furniture, cleaning supplies and even human rights are the future of sustainability

 Forget about recycling for a minute. Being “green” is more than just keeping glass out of the landfill.That was one message of the 10th Annual Green Symposium, a conference held in Springfie...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield shows lowest unemployment in state

 Employers at a Springfield job fair last week tried to fill hundreds of jobs, showing cautious optimism that the economy will continue its slow recovery.More than 30 businesses – some of them ...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Ex-cop still on public payroll

 Joseph Langan, an erstwhile Southern View police officer turned criminal, remains on the payroll at University of Illinois Springfield despite a $40,000 settlement reached between the village an...

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