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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:09 am

Meet Leah Wilson

 The Kidzeum of Health and Science in Springfield took a step closer to opening with the hiring of its first staff member. Leah Wilson started Jan. 2 as executive director. Wilson says the words...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:08 am
 Caregivers in Illinois face possible suspension following changes to their overtime policy.The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) established a 45-hour per week maximum for personal as...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:07 am

Downtown apartments would be pricey

 Ghosts of pratfalls past haunted Springfield council chambers this week as the city approved public funding for a rogue developer with an unproven business plan who vows to take downtown where i...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:08 am

Overdoses take their toll in 2017

 They range, these Sangamon County drug overdose victims, from retirees to folks who fit squarely within the stereotype of hopeless drug addict.Consider the 63-year-old man found dead last March...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:07 am

Developers, planners consider land use

 Developers have made peace over a comprehensive land-use plan for Springfield, but a larger battle may lie ahead.Concerned that the draft plan would curb development, particularly on the city’...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:08 am

Tax revenue, jobs, both down

 Springfield city officials blame the state and the internet for sagging municipal finances.Online purchasing, which produces no municipal sales taxes, has cut into tax collections, the city says...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:07 am

Drug tests banned for city inspectors

 The city of Springfield has sued the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, hoping to overturn an arbitrator’s decision that bars the city from drug testing building and housing insp...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:07 am

Mentally ill inmates suffer

 The inmate was mumbling. Shaking. Clearly in a psychotic state and whispering about a black hole.The black hole had already demanded, and received, his blood once, the inmate told Dr. Pablo Stew...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:06 am

First Night Springfield enters its fourth decade of New Year’s Eve arts downtown

 Every New Year’s Eve since Dec. 31, 1987, the Springfield Area Arts Council has thrown a downtown party featuring a wide variety of entertainment. This year’s First Night Springfield promise...

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