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Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:07 am

Festival founder Eric Welch calls it quits

 After 12 years of directing and coordinating the SOHO Music Festival, founder Eric Welch is stepping away. “I’ve come to the realization that I can’t do it one more year,” Welch said. �...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:06 am
The Sangamon County mental health court finally has a graduate. After two years in the program aimed at keeping mentally ill folks out of prison (“Treatment instead of jail,” April 23, 2015), ...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:05 am
Springfield-based filmmakers Dave Heinzel and Emma Wilson will premiere their new short film, Sarah, at 8 p.m. this Saturday, March 4, at The Studio, located at 401 1/2 S. Grand Ave. West (due to dema...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:09 am

Investigation began after rape report

 An investigation into the reported rape of a University of Illinois Springfield student by a student adviser morphed into a probe into suspicions of human trafficking, according to UIS police re...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:08 am
 The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) condemned Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address, claiming the speech was undemocratic. Meanwhile, the Illinois Policy Institute noted Rauner is holdin...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:07 am

City dips into rainy day fund to balance budget

 Rejecting Mayor Jim Langfelder’s calls for tax increases, the Springfield City Council on Tuesday voted to dip into reserves to plug holes in a city budget battered by sagging tax revenue.The...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:06 am
A star-studded lineup is ready to take the Illinois State Fair by storm. Chase Rice, Alabama, Jason Derulo, Finger Death Punch and John Mellencamp were recently announced as the first five headlining...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:06 am
Decatur native and current Clemson University (South Carolina) Ph. D. candidate A. D. Carson will defend his dissertation on Friday, Feb. 24. “Owning my masters: rhetoric of rhyme and revolution”...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:05 am
The private equity firm that manages the parent company of the State Journal-Register is being sold to SoftBank, a telecommunications and internet company founded and headed by a Japanese billionaire...

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