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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...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield photographer has a passion for the homeless

 In the middle of the gazebo at Washington Park in Springfield sits a homeless man named Bill Guyer. A quiet, thoughtful man, Guyer strums a guitar skillfully while his duffel bag containing all...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

First full-scale carbon sequestration site planned near Jacksonville

 Illinois is one step closer this week to becoming the home of the nation’s first “clean coal” facility, planned near Jacksonville.The federally backed FutureGen 2.0 project aims to capture...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield groups combating exclusion with pool of trained minority workers

 With about $4 billion in transportation and other projects planned for Springfield in the coming years, groups in Springfield are already working to ensure a fair share of the jobs generated go...

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