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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Last week’s NAACP-sponsored community forum on race relations has started a healthy discussion in Springfield. Once again it has raised the subject of minority hiring in the police department. Mayor...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 The first stage of Springfield’s rail relocation has started with groundbreaking last month on an underpass at Carpenter and 10th streets.  Although funding for the full relocation projec...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 08:22 am
 Springfield Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe has proven himself a pragmatist by withdrawing from the mayor’s race before it has officially begun. Jobe, who has been ambition personified (he broke the six...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
At a luncheon this week the first graduates of the Sangamon CEO program described the businesses they created, the people they met and the life lessons they learned. The high school students spent a b...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
It has now been 100 days since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group called Boko Haram. The occasion was marked by a meeting of the girls’ parents with Nigerian President Good...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
It would have been refreshing had Mayor Mike Houston proclaimed his single term a success and announced his willingness to step aside, as promised. Springfield has a number of young, talented public s...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 While central Illinois is glowing about this year’s fine corn and bean crops, some farmers, along with the fertilizer industry and government policymakers, are looking for ways to keep more of...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Every year around the Fourth of July Springfield celebrates Independents Week by appreciating and patronizing independent, locally owned businesses. There are dozens of reasons to shop Local Fir...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 This week the winners of the Small Business Owner of the Year awards, sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, all talked about taking care of their employees and their customer...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
We cleaned up at the Illinois Press Association annual newspaper awards banquet last week, bringing home the top “general excellence” awards for our division in both advertising and editorial. In ...

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