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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...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Mental health an issue

 A Springfield man is being evaluated for mental issues after he went to the home of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Leslie Graves and otherwise made unwanted contact with the judge.Graves ha...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Board meets while ALPLM twists

 It was difficult to discern during a meeting of the Illinois Historic Preservation board last week that Eileen Mackevich, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museu...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 We can’t write a better intro than contained in the press release sent out by the good folks who put on the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath, so here goes: “For a lot of people, the...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, tour the first green, passive house in Sangamon County featured in the 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour. While 17 of the 18 award-winning houses on the tour are located...

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