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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 As we coolly creep into December, rapidly approaching the year 2015, the Springfield music scene shows its depth, diversity and caring in a variety of ways.Jingle Jam, featuring local musicians...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

City leaders welcome Middle East billionaire’s investment in downtown

 What do Beirut, Budapest, Dubai and Springfield have in common?All three cities have – or will soon have – hotels owned by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, a billionaire who lives in Dubai, dabbles ...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Judge overturns decision to keep her on the job

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge has rejected the decision of an arbitrator who decided that Sherry Waldron should keep her job as a sheriff’s deputy despite being accused of stealing plants an...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 The General Assembly is poised to do something about bobcats running rampant by allowing hunters to shoot or trap the varmints for the first time since the 1970s, when a dwindling population for...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield is a pretty big deal, which is why Godfather’s Pizza decided to test a new product here and in Chatham, Decatur and Pekin. The nationwide pizza chain rolled out its new pretzel-cru...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Curses, foiled again• After an employee confronted two burglars inside a business in Mulga, Ala., he chased them to a pontoon boat on a trailer hooked up to a pickup truck they had parked down...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 04:11 pm

House adjourns without touching controversial Obamacare pillar

Republicans aren't the only ones afraid of Obamacare. The Democratic-controlled Illinois House today opted not to call a bill associated with the controversial health insurance reforms....
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 11:26 am

Deal for Abraham Lincoln hotel to close in two weeks

 One of the world’s richest men is buying the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield.Steve Horve, the hotel owner, would not disclose a purchase price but said that an offer to...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am

Salvation Army begins long-anticipated expansion

 As the early winter wind swirls snow across the parking lot at 100 N. Ninth St. in Springfield, a volunteer works the phones inside, coordinating the Salvation Army’s team of bell ringers. The...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am

Bishop apologizes, but holds firm

 Some things – views on abortion, gay marriage and divorce – are non-negotiable.But Bishop Thomas Paprocki during a Monday forum at Benedictine University said that there is room for conversa...

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