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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 03:22 am

For a winter adventure, visit movie sites in southern Illinois

Tired of the same ol’, same ol’? If so, maybe it is time to rev up your holidays with a bit of Hollywood glamour, southern Illinois style. Southernmost Illinois has a few conne...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 01:07 am

From the Festival of Trees to First Night, here’s what to do for a special season

Untitled Document With the holiday season upon us, the Springfield community hosts a variety of celebrations that will have even Ebeneezer Scrooge joyfully singing, “ ’Tis the seas...
Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 10:11 pm

Obama’s plan to have one million hybrid and electric cars on the road by 2015

Untitled Document Whenever Barack Obama opens his mouth, a five-point program comes forth. The clean car arena is no exception. Obama has an ambitious 10-year, $150 billion program that he sa...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 08:15 am

Fun with an electric vehicle in Springfield

David Brunson has grown accustomed to the staring, the pointing, the laughing, the questions, and the picture taking. When he bought his electric car three years ago, he had no idea it would command...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 10:11 pm

Obama’s plan to have one million hybrid and electric cars on the road by 2015

Whenever Barack Obama opens his mouth, a five-point program comes forth. The clean car arena is no exception. Obama has an ambitious 10-year, $150 billion program that he says will save m...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 02:34 pm

They’re off to a slow start, but the season is young. The Jr. Blues plan for a comeback.

A hockey coach with a little less optimism might see the return of only two veteran players as a season-staller, but not Chris Wyler. In fact, the Springfield Jr. Blues head coach welco...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 10:12 am

As Election Day approaches, circuit clerk candidates Tony Libri and Cecilia Tumulty are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.

In August 2005, former Republican Gov. George Ryan awaited trial on federal corruption charges, Democrats held almost every constitutional office in the state and a majority of se...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 08:13 am

Coroner candidates disagree over who should perform inquests and autopsies

The coroner's job is to deal with dead bodies, but the campaign for this office is turning into a lively contest. On one side is incumbent Susan Boone, with 30 years of experience...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 04:58 pm

PORA offers prostitutes an alternative

At just past seven o'clock on a Wednesday night, they head for Jamal's. New moms hugging babies to each hip, teenagers in hoodies and on bikes and small boys sporting T-shirts and shorts despite the chilly air filter down the sidewalk. Cars boom and bounce beside them, spilling their passengers into the mix. Most aren't here to buy groceries from the 12th and Ash ...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 07:19 am

Why Memorial Medical Center has put its transplant program on ice

Ask Roy Maxfield how his kidney transplant changed his life, and the 62-year-old retired state employee gets emotional: "I may get verklempt," he warns. Then he recites a story th...

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