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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:12 am

History of the Jewish community in Springfield

 Springfield’s original Jewish settlers arrived in the city in the 1850s. Some of them moved into Springfield from the surrounding small towns, where they had lived previously. Early immigrant...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:11 am

What would be lost if the Illinois State Museum closes

 There’s more to the Illinois State Museum than meets the average citizen’s eye. The exhibits on display at the museum’s main location at Spring and Edwards streets represent a tiny fractio...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:11 am

A brief history of Springfield baseball

In almost every large town in the state, base ball clubs have been organized this spring. We notice in our exchanges, not only in this state but all states, that this game is more popular than ever. I...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:07 am

Citizen survey shows healthier, happier residents, but some problem areas remain

 Happy days are here again in Sangamon County – at least by some measures.The results of the second Sangamon County Citizen Survey were released on June 26, showing that residents of Springfiel...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:06 am
 The bachelorette party was in full swing as the would-be bride and her attendants made the rounds of the wineries in Hermann, Missouri. Several groups of women poked their heads into antique sho...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:10 am

Illinois’ budget cuts hit home

Cash-strapped cities, towns and suburbs are set to slash public safety, reduce pension costs, tap rainy day funds and explore bankruptcy, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.Dire budgeting and cost-c...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:09 am
 Many consumers prefer to buy locally when shopping. There are several advantages to choosing local products, including the benefit of aiding your local economy by supporting a business with root...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:08 am
Shopping locally is a great way to benefit your community and, in many instances, your bottom line. When consumers shop locally, they help stimulate their local economies, creating jobs for their neig...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:14 am

In Illinois prisons, getting sick can be a death sentence

When Rubin Watts arrived at the Dixon Correctional Center infirmary in 2007, his legs and feet were red and swollen, with stinking open wounds that were oozing pus and a bloody discharge. He had a ski...

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