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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:05 am
Goodbye, eyesores. The Springfield City Council approved the purchase in June of 71 properties from Sangamon County to demolish the buildings for blight relief under a program started in 2012.  T...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:06 am
Springfield police handled a bizarre standoff earlier this month when a man wielding a baseball bat allegedly began attacking his neighbors. Gregory Bosie of Springfield was arrested on June 15, follo...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:05 am
Free admission to the state fair on its first night has been a longstanding tradition in Springfield. No more. This year, the Department of Agriculture plans to charge $5 to enter the fairgrounds on t...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:05 am
Julio Barrenzuela says he left Springfield so he could come back. Springfield’s official “Salsa Ambassador” moved to California in 2012, but he’s still working to better his hometown, a city t...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
One of the best things about working in journalism is getting to learn new things nearly every day. On June 10, we had a chance to look over our work from the past year at the Illinois Press Associati...
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...

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