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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
Emotions filled the conference room in the lower level of the PAC building at the University of Illinois Springfield as Kerry Poynter, director of the UIS LGBTQA resource office and his staff read the...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:06 am
On June 2, a group of statewide public health professionals participated in a Rural Health Summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield in an effort to decrease Illinois’ heroin and opioid death...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:05 am
The City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works is currently resurfacing several streets in the city’s older core, and that process is revealing some hidden history. In some places, like Laurel A...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:06 am
 After more than eight months closed to the public for reasons no one quite understands, the Illinois State Museum in Springfield is likely to reopen soon, along with most of its satellite facili...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:05 am
In 1898, Springfield hosted the nation’s first orphanage for African-American children, which operated here until 1933. The orphanage’s second building, erected in 1904, still stands at 427 S. 12t...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:06 am
On June 4 at 10 a.m., Prevent Child Abuse Illinois will host its seventh annual Illinois Walk for Children featuring Spiderman and Ironman at the YMCA Gus and Flora Kerasotes location. According to a...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:05 am
May 23 marked the first sign of victory for the controversial Independent Map amendment, which would eliminate the General Assembly’s role in the redistricting process. At least 290,216 petition sig...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:06 am
Ivan Maras of Rochester doesn’t speak Spanish, so how did he become part of a Puerto Rican regiment of the U.S. Army during the Korean War? Through a twist of history, Maras last month joined his fe...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:05 am
From now until Sept. 30, CrimeStoppers of Sangamon and Menard county will be presenting information about 10 cold case homicides to the public on a biweekly basis. A cold case is an unsolved homicide...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:06 am
In his new book, The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois, political historian Robert E. Hartley describes the fascinating period of about 30 years when southern Illinois lawmakers dominated the Illinois...

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