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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 One of the last unrestored pre-Civil War buildings in Springfield is finally getting some love. Workers started tearing asbestos siding off of the Judge John Wickliffe Taylor House at the corner...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice investigating a burglary in Lakewood, Wash., found a plaque on the front lawn of the home naming Alfred J. Shropshire III, 49, as a local car dealer’s “Salesperson of th...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am

Park property lines blurry

 Kirk Jefferis has a fantastic buying opportunity for anyone interested in the tranquility inherent in owning a building adjacent to a public park.The Foursquare Church on South 13th Street next ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am

A history of impoundments

A member of the Sangamon County citizens advisory board on animal control has been repeatedly caught allowing unaltered dogs to run loose with no proof of rabies vaccination. At least one of her dogs ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Any doubt that all the feel-good advisory referendums on the fall ballot are more about the governor’s race than anything else were laid to rest this week when Gov. Pat Quinn, who is trailing Bruce ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
As Springfield kids return to school in August, many will be playing catch-up on their studies after a couple of months out of the classroom. But the Family Service Center has been working all summer ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Curses, foiled again• After a camera was found secretly recording in the women’s locker room at a fitness gym in Seekonk, Mass., police examined the video and named a club member as their su...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Decatur’s Norfolk and Western railyard explosion of 1974 and how it changed an industry

 The early morning hours of July 19, 1974, were like any other in the Norfolk and Western railroad yard in Decatur. The forecast was typical for July – hot, sunny, and with a gentle breeze blow...

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