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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:08 am

Environmental group plans a green canopy

 In efforts to enhance the city’s beauty, one Springfield organization will take the green movement one step further, offering residents a chance to get involved through a program that is focus...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:07 am

Springfield hosts international visitors

 Dr. Ali Nizamuddin says you may someday face a Muslim with a mask and a blade, but it’s much more likely to be your doctor than a terrorist.On April 12, Nizamuddin, a political science profess...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:06 am
The State Journal-Register’s newsroom is being hit with two departures as longtime metro columnist Dave Bakke is scheduled to retire (with May 13 – a Friday, no less – reportedly being pegged as...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:05 am
For years, the MacArthur Boulevard Association has called for better infrastructure along one of Springfield’s primary business corridors. From the crumbling sidewalks (or lack thereof) to the lack...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:10 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:09 am

County board chairman’s company sues Meijer, others for copyright violation

 By now, Andy Van Meter is used to finding ideas his company owns in stores he didn’t sell those ideas to.“It happens more often than we’d like – probably three or four times a year,” h...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:07 am

Legislation would simplify changing gender on birth certificates

 For 54 years, Illinois’ Vital Records Act has prevented transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery. A bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Har...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:06 am
Edwards Place, home of the Springfield Art Association, is full of secrets and surprises. It’s the oldest house in Springfield still on its original foundation, and its walls hide an intricate story...

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