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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:10 am

Jim Langfelder’s first year as mayor

 It took nearly a year for the honeymoon to end, but Mayor Jim Langfelder this spring finally faced a room full of constituents angry at him.City council chambers in April bulged with people clut...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:15 am

Young in Springfield, Lincoln enjoyed a deep relationship with Joshua Speed

 In 1834, Joshua Speed, an ambitious young man from a well-to-do Kentucky family, set up a dry goods store in a two-story brick house on the corner of Fifth and Washington Streets in Springfield....
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:14 am

Tourism agency urges residents to explore their hometown

 May 1-7 is National Travel and Tourism Week, and Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Gina Gemberling wants Springfield-area residents to join in the fun right here at h...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:13 am

You were there? You should see the movie.

 On Sunday, May 3, 2015 – a year ago – my family and I staked out a spot on North Fourth Street to watch the reenactment of Lincoln’s funeral procession pass by. I was well aware that the e...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:13 am

“The Studio Show” uses YouTube to shine a spotlight on Springfield creativity

 What started as just an excuse for a group of friends to hang out has turned into a Springfield-focused, bi-weekly web series generating a strong buzz and garnering increasing numbers of viewers...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:12 am

Illinois Innocence Project marks 15 years

 Teshome Campbell doesn’t hold any grudges. Not against the public defender who failed to call crucial witnesses on his behalf. Not against the many judges who dismissed his claims of injustice...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:11 am

Support builds for controversial tariff on seniors. But the burden is on the governor and lawmakers to forge a comprehensive budget plan. A BGA Rescuing Illinois report.

 Illinois is one of only three states that has an income tax but exempts all retirement income. Politicians, along with advocacy groups, have long pushed to keep it that way. But amid the spirali...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:19 am
 Springfield Jaycees Lawnmower ClinicApr 16, 9am-1pm Sat. Lawnmowers serviced at reasonable prices. $50-60. O’Reilly Auto Parts, 1501 W. Jefferson, 793-1872.Woodland Wildflower and Tree SaleApr...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:18 am

Use design concepts for aesthetics and practical living

 Homes and landscapes are individual and personal. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a time-tested tradition in much of art and design. While art and beauty can depend upon individual...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:17 am
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