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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:17 am
 APPROVE THE DOWNTOWN DEALBright New Day Investments, LLC, Rick Lawrence’s downtown project on the corner of Sixth Street and Monroe, is before the City Council with a TIF request. Mistakes hav...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:16 am
 This week we welcome our new journalism intern, Megan Swett, a student in University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting master’s degree program. Megan, from O’Fallon, recei...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:15 am

A call for a “coalition of conscience” with civil rights and labor

 While Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his “I have a dream” speech, the civil rights icon delivered a major speech in Springfield on labor, economics and civil rights on Oct. 7, 196...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:21 am
 Let’s talk about two daily essentials: breakfast and, of course, beer.Mass marketers of breakfast cereals have been in a downward sales spiral for about a decade, so they’re getting back to...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:17 am
 Politicians are masters of legislative camouflage. By this I mean that they are very good at making you think legislation is doing one thing when in reality it accomplishes another goal.One of t...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:22 am

The newest draft city plan is a good one

 The Springfield city council has before it a draft of a new comprehensive city plan, City of Springfield Comprehensive Plan, “Forging a New Legacy,” intended to guide development in the capi...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:19 am
MENTALLY ILL INMATESI just wanted to make sure you and your readers know that this administration and the Illinois Department of Corrections have taken considerable steps to enhance the delivery of ca...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:18 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder’s end-of-year selection of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan for a park on the YWCA block, renamed the North Mansion block, fell on Springfield’s holiday season like a lump of...


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