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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:06 am
The first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors this week in Marion, population 17,413. They even held a ribbon cutting, which was much attended by downstate local press and chamber of commerc...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:05 am
Truckload after truckload of medical supplies stream from a 44,000-square-foot warehouse north of Springfield, destined for communities in need around the globe. It’s Hospital Sisters Mission Outrea...
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 12:06 am
 While a panel of state legislators acted quickly to pick a replacement for retiring Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland (see article this page), another high-level investigative office in stat...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:07 am
 Folks who work in prisons aren’t supposed to be criminals. And then there is Dr. Arthur Davida, erstwhile medical director at Stateville Correctional Center. Davida was once in private practic...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:06 am
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Freda Kahlo and George Washington Carver have in common? All were either gay or bisexual, and the world would be a lesser place if they’d never lived. To honor them and do...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:05 am
Springfield’s decades-old proposal to build a second lake remains a distant prospect, but the city is moving ahead with land acquisitions nonetheless. On Aug. 18, the Springfield City Council approv...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:06 am
Springfield’s municipal utility may have found a way out of the financial hole its electricity division has been stuck in for years. Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder and City Water, Light and Power...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:05 am
We confess that we were growing a bit worried. Tuesday was the deadline for Attorney General Lisa Madigan to order Gov. Bruce Rauner to turn over copies of his appointment calendar requested last spri...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
Remember those nifty faux bricks on State Street we wrote about recently? They were mighty hard to see on Tuesday when a rainstorm, relatively mild as Springfield downpours go, made the street made fr...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:05 am
 It’s been a long road for the Access 4 Christian Producers, but they’ve finally reached home. As the name suggests, A4CP is a group of Christian producers who make television shows on Spring...


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