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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:06 am
This week, Black Sheep Café, the independent all-ages punk music venue that anchors a group of music-related businesses in Springfield’s Southtown neighborhood, was the subject of an extensive feat...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:05 am
Grant Hammer, chief of staff at the Department of Agriculture as well as a member of the Springfield park board, says that talk of him running to replace State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Gro...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:06 am
Do you like pets with sharp teeth and claws that hate you? Run when you come near? Refuse to come inside and sit quietly by a cozy fire come winter? Hiss and yowl at members of their own species and f...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:05 am
Aaron’s Sales and Lease stores from across central Illinois have donated 350 backpacks to schools across the region this year, continuing a decade-long company tradition. The backpacks are filled wi...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:06 am
 While Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to rail against an education funding bill he claims is a bailout for Chicago schools, the man who vowed to shake up Springfield still isn’t showing us the num...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:05 am
Illinois State Fair manager Kevin Gordon announced that the families behind longtime fair vendors Vose’s Corndogs, Cullers Fries and Coleman’s Concessions would serve as Grand Marshals for this ye...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:06 am
“They catch them with their hands, they’re drunk all the time.” This is an analysis of the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament recently overheard in a Springfield office that shall remain nameless...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:05 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner is a huge advocate of transparency in government. Just ask him. The gov who keeps losing Freedom of Information Act cases – IT prevailed after the governor balked at releasing his...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:06 am
Beginning July 1 Lincoln Library has eliminated overdue fines on juvenile and young adult materials. This decision was made to encourage young readers and learners to use the library more. “We are w...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:05 am
A group of Springfield Housing Authority employees demonstrated outside an SHA board meeting July 24. The protest was intended to urge the board to reach a decision in union contract negotiations. SHA...

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