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Thursday, June 28, 2012 05:23 pm
For a long time people have clamored for cleanup work to be done to one of Springfield’s key corridors to the downtown area – Clear Lake Avenue and the Madison-Jefferson Crossover – ...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 01:31 am
Despite Joan Barenfanger’s best efforts, single-use plastic shopping bags continue to stream out of Springfield’s grocery and retail stores to the tune of an astonishing 16 million bags pe...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 01:02 am
One year after it started printing in Peoria, the State Journal-Register is getting rid of its press.Publisher Walt Lafferty put the staff on notice more than a week ago, imposing parking restrictions...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 01:00 am
During a June 13 demonstration organized by the national animal rights organization Mercy For Animals, downtown Springfield commuters might have caught a glimpse of an interesting sight: a 10-foot-lon...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 02:39 am
Drew Costic, who is attempting to become an Eagle Scout of Troop 97, has recently started an instrument donation drive for students of Springfield elementary schools. Donations can be made in the form...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 07:56 am
Haiti, Guatemala, Dominican Republic…Springfield? While we may complain about blight in our city, it’s safe to say we’ve got it pretty good compared with the poverty-stricken slums ...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 02:52 pm
The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum will hold a special event on June 9 at 3 p.m. to explain the history of “Juneteenth.” The forum will be held at Represe...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 07:56 am
Thirty years ago, on June 7, 1982, the Central Illinois Foodbank started its outreach with just one ton of apple cobbler in an empty warehouse. Today, the Springfield-based charity reaches 21 counties...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 07:00 pm
Ronald Earley has invented a new type of cane and would like to see it manufactured in Springfield.  Except there’s one problem. Everyone he’s talked to, which includes U.S. Sen. Dick...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:17 pm
If you watched Wednesday’s “American Idol” finale, you know what Jennifer Holliday is capable of doing. The famous actress and singer was scheduled to sing a duet with contestant Jes...

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