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Thursday, July 25, 2013 09:36 am
It had just five horsepower and could attain a top speed of only 20 mph, but back in the early 1900s, that was pretty impressive. The 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash was the first mass-produced automobile...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 02:30 pm
You gotta love those wacky folks at GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, where a dwindling number of journalists formed a union last fall. Now comes the hard part: negotiatin...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:05 pm
It’s amazing what can happen when lots of people come together with a common goal and a solid plan. On July 27, an estimated 200 volunteers will illustrate that fact by building an entirely new ...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:44 am
How many big-screen televisions does it take to keep up with the Springfield City Council?Four. That’s how many are in place in council chambers (maximum occupancy 140) to keep track of who vote...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:50 am
Tornadoes are a powerful force of nature, and occasionally, columnists can be, too. After Illinois Times columnist James Krohe Jr. lamented in a May 30 column that the “Tornado Trees” exhi...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:18 pm
With the summer heat building, electricity bills can get out of hand. Luckily, Springfield residents have a new way to track their energy usage. The spiffy new website of City Water, Light and Power b...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:19 am
We’ve all heard it on the political campaign trail: small businesses are the backbone of the economy. Springfield is no exception. We have a strong core of small, locally-owned businesses that r...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:27 am
The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association is bringing back a lost form of community revelry: the block party. Their neighborhood block party, called Rock the Block in Enos Park, is a celebrat...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 09:42 am
Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation this week put their collective weight into moving Springfield’s 10th Street rail consolidation forward. They sent a letter to U.S. transportat...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 08:38 am
School’s out for summer, and that means kids from low-income households across the city may not get enough to eat. But thanks to federal aid, public schools around the nation can offer summer fo...

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