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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:10 am

Legacies resurrect Springfield Boxing Club

 Although he’s only 16, Kevin Mac of Springfield has the discipline of a much older man. All the members of the Springfield Boxing Club do. They wake up early, eat healthy, run and train almost...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:09 am

Online lending industry resists regulation

A bill to regulate online lenders that target small businesses with loans that can carry more than 100-percent annual interest rates is moving, albeit slowly, through the Illinois General Assembly.Whi...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:08 am

Environmental group plans a green canopy

 In efforts to enhance the city’s beauty, one Springfield organization will take the green movement one step further, offering residents a chance to get involved through a program that is focus...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:07 am

Springfield hosts international visitors

 Dr. Ali Nizamuddin says you may someday face a Muslim with a mask and a blade, but it’s much more likely to be your doctor than a terrorist.On April 12, Nizamuddin, a political science profess...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:10 am

City clerk is landlord for house of horror

 The predictable has happened at a crumbling rental home on Peoria Road owned by Springfield city clerk Frank Lesko.The chimney recently toppled, leaving a hole in the roof now covered by a plast...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:09 am

County board chairman’s company sues Meijer, others for copyright violation

 By now, Andy Van Meter is used to finding ideas his company owns in stores he didn’t sell those ideas to.“It happens more often than we’d like – probably three or four times a year,” h...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:07 am

Legislation would simplify changing gender on birth certificates

 For 54 years, Illinois’ Vital Records Act has prevented transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery. A bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Har...
Friday, April 8, 2016 11:19 am

Steroid-using cop must be reinstated

 Sangamon County Associate Judge Rudolph Braud has upheld the decision of an arbitrator who ruled that a Springfield police officer who tested positive for steroids cannot be fired.Loren Pettit,...

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