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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:11 am

Former guidance dean reports from the front lines on District 186 racial disparities

 Kelly Wickham Hurst spent about 20 years with Springfield School District 186. As guidance dean, she frequently took to her blog and social media to share stories of black students being treated...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:09 am

Tips to make your own Ugly Christmas Sweater 

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It’s the holiday get-together that everyone remembers and loves to participate in – the Ugly Christmas Sweater party. “The holiday season can be very stressful and at these parties adults can be...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:11 am

Bankruptcy firm under fire

 In television ads and on the internet, Ostling and Associates boasts that it is Illinois’ largest bankruptcy law firm.“When you need help, call Ostling and Associates,” the announcer on a...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:10 am

Illinois Education Association president brings back ideas to improve education here

 When I was offered the opportunity to participate in an education study tour of the Finland school system, sponsored by the National Education Association Foundation, I welcomed the opportunity...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:09 am

Upcoming event celebrates the oldest black book club

 Seventy-seven years ago on a cold winter night in February, seven African-American women met in a home on Williams Street to form a study group that would continue to this day. Known as the olde...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:09 am

Damage, economics may doom historic YWCA building

 Before he was president, state senator Barack Obama used to kid Mary Hardy Hall of Springfield about the outdated manual elevator at the YWCA. “ ‘If it isn’t the woman with the oldest...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 01:14 am
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:33 am
 BEST LOCAL FAMILY FUN SPOTKnight’s Action Park1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881Knight’s Action Park is a child’s wonderland. There’s the water park, with its seven twisty slides and...

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