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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:08 am

Chatham temple eyes expansion

 At sunset one recent Thursday, Dr. Dharmendra Nimavat pauses outside the Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield, where he is installing new flags to replace storm-tattered banners.New complete-with...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:07 am
 When receiving word that the Chief Magistrate is planning a visit, the hosting city is usually quick to roll out the red carpet. Not so in 1866, when President Andrew Johnson arrived in Springfi...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 10:19 am

Everything you need to promote yourself for the Best of Voting

We think Springfield is a great place to live and has a lot to offer. Your vote is your voice, so use it in our Best of Springfield 2016. We want you to nominate the people, places, things and ide...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:09 am

Illinois’ bicentennial year is less than 17 months away, but the state hasn’t yet made any plans to celebrate.

 In 1918, amid enthusiastic statewide celebrations of Illinois’ centennial anniversary of statehood, Vachel Lindsay wrote The Golden Book of Springfield, in which he looked ahead a century to i...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:08 am

Celebrating a successful first five years, the theater plans a bright future

 Five years after local theater mainstay Scott Richardson quipped to friends, “I bought a theater. Won’t this be fun!” the Legacy Theatre is alive and well. Thriving under the watchful care...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:07 am

A grand plan to give the Illinois Executive Mansion new life

 The Illinois Executive Mansion has fallen into disrepair before. At least this time, no one is trying to demolish it.The mansion has been the Springfield residence of Illinois governors stretchi...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:10 am

Springfield’s efforts to build bridges

 Sunshine Clemons was in high school when she had one of those formative experiences nearly every black person has involving police.Clemons, who lives in Springfield, says she and a couple of her...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:10 am

Business brisk for migrant construction workers

 Less than 90 minutes after quitting time, the last member of this work crew from Mexico emerges, freshly showered, from the bathroom in a house that’s walking distance from a farm where they a...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:09 am

A visit to St. Louis’ Sappington House Museum

 My friend and I seized on a chance to go to the beautiful Thomas Sappington House in St. Louis for a meal and tour. The Barn restaurant outside of the house is a combination gift shop and tea ro...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:10 am

Backed by conservative activists, an upstart legal practice battles against Illinois public sector unions while synching up with the governor’s reform movement, a Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 A small and obscure law firm backed by powerful forces sympathetic to what critics say is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s anti-union agenda is on the front lines of a groundbreaking government vs. labor m...

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