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Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 04:48 pm
 “It was probably some kid who saw what a beautiful day it was gonna be and wanted to be outside,” smiled Jenny Loftus, standing toward the end of a line stretching about a quarter of the way...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 02:25 pm
After a staff shakeup that sent four members of the governor’s press office out the door, the acting spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says that the governor’s chief of staff still has the gove...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:09 am

After a long real estate career, John Barber still exemplifies persistence

 Patience and persistence add up to inspiration. That is what describes John Barber, who has been fighting cancer for several years and a series of chemotherapy treatments for over 18 months, som...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:08 am
 For a few weeks earlier this summer, Chicago-based artist James Pepper Kelly became a temporary fixture at area coffee houses and bars, picking local denizens’ brains about their hopes, dreams...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:07 am

Debt piles up for Iles Park Place

 Barely a year after acquiring the state Department of Human Services as a tenant, owners of Iles Park Place on Ash Street have been hit with a dozen mechanic’s liens and two lawsuits filed by...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:06 am
This week, Black Sheep Café, the independent all-ages punk music venue that anchors a group of music-related businesses in Springfield’s Southtown neighborhood, was the subject of an extensive feat...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:05 am
Grant Hammer, chief of staff at the Department of Agriculture as well as a member of the Springfield park board, says that talk of him running to replace State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Gro...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:09 am

Thanks to many, dealership survives

 Just two days after a massive fire lit the sky for miles, Classic Country Cars in Staunton was back in business.Approximately 100 firefighters from more than a dozen departments helped battle th...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:08 am

Citizens honor victims of Charlottesville

 On Sunday, Aug. 13, less than 24 hours after a “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, exploded into violence resulting in one death and multiple injuries, more than 300 Spring...
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,...

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