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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:09 am

Felon beats the odds

Jason Spyres was driving last week when the email arrived: Your Stanford application has been updated.It’s an improbable story that began in 2001, when a suspicious clerk at a United Parcel Service...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:08 am
A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers recently passed legislation expanding existing River Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) tax credits that were previously set to expire. The measure simultaneously cr...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:08 am

The Pharmacy and the Vachel Lindsay Home celebrate a “Golden Year”

 In his wildly ambitious 1920 novel, The Golden Book of Springfield, author and visual artist Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) portrays himself time-traveling a century forward to a 2018 rendition of h...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:07 am

City, ALPLM contemplate Lincoln books

 Anyone who suspects that faith in government institutions might be lacking need look no further than a behind-the-scenes kerfuffle involving the city of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Presi...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:09 am

IRS says states won’t get away with it

 Bipartisan legislation under consideration in the General Assembly would bypass the federal cap of $10,000 in state and local taxes that could be deducted on income tax returns. Created as the I...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:08 am

Positive pot test brings pain

Forty years after the fact, just looking at Jimmy Garland hurts.Garland was riding his Yamaha motorcycle on Stanford Avenue in 1978 when he was struck by a Buick, suffering severe injuries to his left...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:07 am

It’s buffalo gnat season

Buffalo gnats are back. This time of year in central Illinois, many people are experiencing large red welts around their face and neck as a result of bites from these insects. Commonly called buffalo...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:09 am

State caregivers rally for child care and home care bills

 Protesters gathered outside the Capitol May 16 to press for legislation to reform home care and child care services across Illinois. Organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:07 am

Foundation raised millions but still short

 The nonprofit foundation that says it might have to sell artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln has taken in more than $40 million since 2007, when the group borrowed $23 million to purchase relic...

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