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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:10 am

Kwame Raoul, Democrat for attorney general, explains his views, and the influences that shaped them.

The man who wants to be Illinois’ next attorney general has a mean jump shot, would rather listen than talk, has survived cancer and draws inspiration from his own life experiences when taking a sta...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:09 am

ILLINOIS PASSED A BUDGET, BUT THE STATE IS STILL A MESS. HERE’S HOW IT GOT THAT WAY.

 A sense of relief returned to Illinois government last week. For the first time in years, lawmakers agreed to a budget by their May 31 deadline, and they did it with little partisan acrimony. Bu...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:10 am

Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday

 The Springfield Muni Opera is starting its 2018 season on skid row. Specifically, the cartoonish version of skid row which serves as the setting for Little Shop of Horrors. The cheerfully dark m...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:08 am

Sam McCann’s third-party long shot

 Talk about being unfriended.If State Senator Sam McCann from the Macoupin County community of Plainview was unpopular with the powers that be in Springfield before, he became a virtual pariah fo...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:09 am

Heather Moore rises in Springfield Fire Department

As a basketball player, Heather Moore didn’t fit the mold.Chiefly, she was too short and too slight – vintage media guides from High Point University in North Carolina, her alma mater, list her at...
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:09 am

In a changing media landscape, the local NPR affiliate is determined to connect with listeners

 “NPR is one of the top news sources in the country today,” said Randy Eccles, general manager and publisher for NPR Illinois, the radio station housed at the University of Illinois Springfie...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:08 am

Meet ultramarathoner Joe Miller

“It was sooooo much fun. I met so many amazing, grit-filled and passionate people.” Most of us can’t imagine that reaction to running more than 24 hours to cover 100 miles, with the temperature...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:10 am

Cops take cash, cars and sometimes houses

 The case sounds simple.Acting on a tip, Springfield cops last July 26 served a search warrant at a Black Avenue home near Fairview Elementary School, finding a dozen marijuana plants in full bud...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:10 am
 You need to be really good at what you do. You’ve got to be an innovator while respecting tradition. An inspirational leader and a public servant. A mechanic, conservationist, lobbyist, financ...

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