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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:01 am

Nonprofit gets a new operating system

 When Computer Banc first moved into its new headquarters on East Groth Street last spring, the 12,000-square-foot facility, formerly used by United Cerebal Palsy as a sheltered workshop, seemed...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:11 am

When Illinois slashes social services, the vulnerable suffer

 In August 2014, a young, African-American student in his junior year at Lanphier High School was caught carrying a gun at school. The student, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor,...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:10 am

Showcase for local bands

  The Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival is in its fifth year and things are going like gangbusters. “It’s just grown exponentially for us,” says Downhome founder Josh Catalano. “We ha...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:12 am

History of the Jewish community in Springfield

 Springfield’s original Jewish settlers arrived in the city in the 1850s. Some of them moved into Springfield from the surrounding small towns, where they had lived previously. Early immigrant...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:11 am

What would be lost if the Illinois State Museum closes

 There’s more to the Illinois State Museum than meets the average citizen’s eye. The exhibits on display at the museum’s main location at Spring and Edwards streets represent a tiny fractio...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:11 am

A brief history of Springfield baseball

In almost every large town in the state, base ball clubs have been organized this spring. We notice in our exchanges, not only in this state but all states, that this game is more popular than ever. I...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:07 am

Citizen survey shows healthier, happier residents, but some problem areas remain

 Happy days are here again in Sangamon County – at least by some measures.The results of the second Sangamon County Citizen Survey were released on June 26, showing that residents of Springfiel...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:10 am

Illinois’ budget cuts hit home

Cash-strapped cities, towns and suburbs are set to slash public safety, reduce pension costs, tap rainy day funds and explore bankruptcy, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.Dire budgeting and cost-c...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:14 am

In Illinois prisons, getting sick can be a death sentence

When Rubin Watts arrived at the Dixon Correctional Center infirmary in 2007, his legs and feet were red and swollen, with stinking open wounds that were oozing pus and a bloody discharge. He had a ski...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:10 am

With a new record deal, Looming moves to the next level

 "I’ve always maintained that culture starts at home, in local communities, through creative interaction. Revolutions always come up from the grass roots, not top-down through corporate hierar...

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