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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:08 am

Citizens honor victims of Charlottesville

 On Sunday, Aug. 13, less than 24 hours after a “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, exploded into violence resulting in one death and multiple injuries, more than 300 Spring...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:07 am

But African-American museum says it’s healthy

 Two museums have closed in as many weeks in Springfield.Late last month, the Korean National War Museum closed in downtown. Just two weeks later, the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum,...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:08 am

“I’m afraid of him”

 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Illinois Springfield counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, broke down in tears Tuesday before being...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:07 am

Report quantifies impact of state budget stalemate while organizations pick up the pieces

 The Chicago Foundation for Women recently released a report entitled “Damage done: the impact of the Illinois budget stalemate on women and children.” The report states that “lasting damag...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:08 am

Northside Children’s Community Library provides books and comfort

 During a recent visit by Jack, a therapy dog, to Northside Children’s Community Library, many of the kids were excited for a chance to interact with a canine friend. A few, however, were appre...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:07 am

Activists deliver anti-fracking signatures to Rauner

 “What do we want? Clean water! When do we want it? Now!”So went the chant of a group of demonstrators gathered July 28 in front of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources building.The W...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:08 am

City, state OK aquaculture project

 Randy Jones figured he’d gotten the green light in May, when the Springfield Building and Zoning Department sent him a letter: “Per inspector the violations are abated.”That, he thought, w...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:07 am

Tax revenue, economy lagging

 Businesses closing. Start-ups sagging. Shopping down. Declining population. People getting older.It all adds up to a dismal financial picture for the city of Springfield, which is seeing tax rev...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:09 am

School formula reform faces uphill battle despite passing House and Senate

 The sounds of a rehearsing gospel choir, complete with organ accompaniment, bled through the walls of Union Baptist Church during a sparsely attended town hall meeting there July 13. The meeting...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:08 am

“I think that day was the boiling point”

 A former Springfield police officer charged with beating a man in February may have allowed rough times off the clock to spill over to patrol duties, according to internal affairs records.Termin...

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