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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Closing the nuclear power plant at Clinton

 Illinois has a long history with the atom. The world’s first nuclear reactor began operating in 1942 beneath a football field at the University of Chicago, where scientists with the secret Man...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:12 pm

Abe’s files in peril

 This story is the product of a collaboration with Illinois Issues. Illinois Issues is produced in Springfield by NPR Illinois. The world had always known about Grace Bedell, an 11-year-old girl...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:10 am
 If Hollywood knows one thing it’s, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Actually, the phrase is “If we got a hit, let’s run it into the ground.” This practice is never more apparen...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:11 am

Springfield woman stole $2.5 million over five years

 George Dinges trusted Susan Satterlee with every aspect of his Springfield-based business when he hired her 10 years ago as his operations manager. He would later find out she stole $2.5 million...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 02:15 am

Rotary’s local literacy campaign heads to Busch Stadium May 23 and 24

 Soon area baseball fans will head south for local Rotary clubs’ 14th annual literacy fundraiser baseball games in beautiful Busch Stadium. Springfield-based watercolor quilt artist Rod Buffing...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:21 am

Sixth annual Pride festival features live music, drag show, free HIV testing, more

 Celebrate “the gayest day in central Illinois” by attending the sixth annual Springfield PrideFest on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 10 p.m., on Capitol Avenue between Fourth and Sixth stree...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:20 am

Rock, run, disc golf to support 10 charities

 What started as a community outreach project in 2005 has grown to include a two-day outdoor street festival which features live music, vendors, food and kids’ activities plus a 10K walk/run an...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:19 am

Annual festival of the bells draws world’s top carilloneurs

 This summer, attend a different kind of music festival, one without the high ticket prices, long lines, dirty facilities and drunks. Substitute the serenity of Washington Park, the company of fr...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:18 am

New family-friendly outdoor music series comes to Jacksonville this summer

 Remember last year when we asked you to vote for Jacksonville in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award contest? Your votes paid off, as the city of Jacksonville was selected as one out of 15 fi...

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