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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

One man’s path out of homelessness

 It only took about a month for William Guyer of Springfield to go from employed to living on the street, but it took him almost a year to get back.Guyer’s story is one of injustice, heartbreak...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 02:38 pm

Murder charges after case reviewed

 A former Adams County prosecutor and University of Illinois football star now facing murder charges walked free more than eight years ago after an autopsy on his wife failed to determine a cause...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

State police won’t name names

 Larry Willis, publisher and co-owner of the County Journal in Percy, about 140 miles south of Springfield, was just doing what journalists do last July when he asked Illinois State Police for a ...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers schedule hearing on museum governance

 Members of an advisory board to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library have agreed to sit on a panel designed to explore governance issues that erupted last spring when the board’s chairman ...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Quinn’s Illiana Expressway runs into problems

 Plans for a proposed toll road between Illinois and Indiana appear to be moving forward, despite a lack of funding and environmental concerns. The Illiana Expressway, which would connect Interst...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Downtown plan fizzles

 Plans for apartments, shops and a cultural center at an empty downtown church in Springfield are on the rocks.Former Ward 8 Ald. Irv Smith has sued his partner in the project, developer Dan Mulc...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Energy industry and environmentalists dissatisfied with changes

 State regulators have released new regulations for a highly controversial oil and gas extraction technique. Environmental groups in the area that will be affected say the new protections aren’...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Decatur’s finest get their man

Dennis Kendall didn’t finish high school, but at 32, he was a homeowner in Decatur before his world came crashing down.He began roofing at the age of 13, his family says, and was once employed by th...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Architectural clues and documents reveal how house was built

 For three years, Erika Holst has been squirming into tight spaces that probably haven’t seen daylight in more than 100 years. Holst is the curator of collections at the Springfield Art Associa...

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