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Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 03:41 pm

How Obama’s voter-registration efforts could reshape the electoral map in November

1992 was a crucial election year in Illinois. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was hoping to carry a swing state that President George H.W. Bush had won by a scant 2 percentage points f...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 02:29 pm

A plan to relocate Springfield High School to the west side sparks controversy

Marissa DeWeese didn't really mind the congestion at Springfield High School. A member of the marching band, DeWeese thought it was pretty cool once when the band and freshm...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 02:32 pm

Springfield gets first dibs on favorite son Micah Walk’s newest release

One consistent truth in the music business: In spite of the heartfelt aspiration and keen ambition felt by the people who trudge it, the path to making music for a living is litt...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 02:20 pm

Irish interns learn all things Lincoln and a bit about Springfield, too

Five young adults in matching blue-and-burgundy polo shirts sit in a row at a long blond-wood table in the sunny Governor's Conference Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Lib...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 02:32 pm

The capital city was an important station on the Underground Railroad

Untitled Document Part of the intrigue of the Underground Railroad is its mystery — we’ll never know the whole story. Its activists tried to keep their w...
Friday, July 11, 2008 01:40 am

Expansion of rights for criminal defendants prompted Illinois prosecutors to seek parity

Untitled Document In the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of decisions that provided indigent defendants the means to appeal. In Illinois, the financial responsibili...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:01 pm

A look at the unusual way Illinois prosecutes people with connections — and the Springfield attorney whose job it is to treat them just like you

Untitled Document A Sangamon County public official gets caught in a cocaine scandal. The state’s attorney can’t handle such a high-profile case hims...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 04:39 pm

The city pledges that Lake Springfield Beach will be back one day, better than ever

Nearly 35 years ago, a young Frank Edwards stood watch over Springfield Beach.    As one of the summertime spot’s lifeguards, he su...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 01:01 am

Will Durst to appear in Mason City next week

Untitled Document Will Durst makes his living skewering politicians and showcasing the folly and hypocrisy that are rife in party politics. He does so prolifically through a wide...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 01:31 pm

Springfield’s teenagers say there was nothing to do here — until he came along.

Untitled Document Just past midnight on a chilly February night, Club Chrome is heating up. The nightclub on Springfield’s south side is packed to the g...


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