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Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:05 am
Kidzeum, the proposed Springfield museum for kids, is seeking additional TIF funding from the city of Springfield, with hopes of starting construction as soon as possible. The joint effort between St....
Friday, July 10, 2015 03:56 pm

Judge reduces monthly payment after Parsons again fails to pay

Jeffrey Parsons evaded arrest today for skipping court-ordered restitution to his former employees, but the judge put Parsons on a short leash for the next four months....
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:08 am
Curses, foiled againPolice arrested gunman Christopher Trail for holding six people hostage at a pharmacy in Red Bay, Ala. He let five of them go but kept pharmacist Donna Weatherford, who said he for...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:05 am

Council approval first step in long process for second lake

 Springfield’s long-debated proposal for a second lake appears poised for approval by the city council, but the controversial Hunter Lake would still face hurdles.Mayor Jim Langfelder and eight...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:01 am
The Springfield Mass Transit District unveiled a new website design earlier this week, making the site more accessible and adding new capabilities. The new design allows users to view routes on an int...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:01 am
It appears that young adults’ interest in marijuana may wane once they gain access to alcohol. A recent study from the University of Illinois measured alcohol and marijuana use in people between the...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:28 am

Lawsuit filed on behalf of prisoners in solitary confinement

For 23 hours a day, a roughly five-by-ten-foot concrete box is what Aaron Fillmore calls home. He’s been living in a room like that for the past 15 years.That’s according to a lawsuit filed las...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:11 am
 Curses, foiled again• Jamie L. Gordon, 30, told police she was “struck in the head with a bowling ball” by a robber, who took $2,100 from the safe at the bowling alley where she worked in...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:07 am

But exhibit manager lacks qualifications

 More than a year ago, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum launched a nationwide search for a director of exhibits.It was, according to a 2014 report, a critical position for an u...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:06 am
One of the most underappreciated activities in this city is watching the Springfield Sliders play at Robin Roberts Field with a beer, a few good friends and the sun setting at your back. Whether or no...

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