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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 The state is considering cutting down some 80-year-old trees northwest of Springfield.At least 30 trees that live along Highway 125 and Highway 97 northwest of Springfield, en route to Ashland a...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 A state grant awarded this week should help the City of Springfield deal with abandoned properties. The city announced on May 5 that it received $75,000 from the state’s Abandoned Property Pro...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield resident Morrie Pell was only 17 years old when on March 1, 1945, his 19-year-old brother, Arnold “Buddy” Pell, was killed in World War II. The war ended in Europe that May.He re...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Cultivation and dispensary center locations still uncertain

The rules for Illinois’ forthcoming medical marijuana industry are taking shape.A second draft of rules for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program was released April 18. The propose...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Medical school accused of illegally booting union members

 A group of unionized employees at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield claims the school is illegally trying to force them out of their union.With signs, chants and a s...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Lanphier High School working to sustain its transformation

As Lanphier High School faces the end of a major federal grant, the school’s leadership is working to prolong the improvement there even after the money dries up.Long stereotyped as Springfield’s...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Jeremiah Elugbadebo’s group homes rub building inspectors the wrong way

 On the second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Jeremiah Elugbadebo can usually be found in Springfield’s drab city council chambers, waiting for his turn in front of the city’s adm...

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