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Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am
The Springfield School Board is an exercise in chaos. The Springfield Park District is without an executive director or solid finances. You wouldn’t know it from turnout at this week’s ele...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am
In 1936, Harriet Knudson of Springfield helped create a sanctuary on the then-new Springfield Lake for plants native to Abe Lincoln’s home states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Today, that s...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am
Running has become a pretty big deal in Springfield, and now it’s about to get bigger. Bill Stokes of Springfield, a longtime volunteer for the Springfield Road Runners Club, is organizing a mar...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am
Actor Quinton Aaron, who portrayed Michael “Big Mike” Oher in the hit film The Blind Side, also starring Sandra Bullock, will be at Quaker Steak and Lube, 1121 W. Lincolnshire Blvd., on Sa...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am
Locked up for 14 years in a southern Illinois prison, Chicago native Anthony Murray made a difficult choice: he took responsibility for a murder he says he didn’t commit in order to secure his r...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am
After a $36,000 workover, the dining room at Edwards Place is restored and ready to come alive like it did on Feb. 10, 1863. Anna Ridgely described in her diary the party that night at the home of Mrs...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 06:03 pm
Guess who showed up last Friday at Illinois State Police headquarters at the same time as we did to pick up a copy of reports on the DUI arrest of state auditor general William Holland? Calvin Christi...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 09:46 am
Springfield continues to struggle with abandoned houses, despite efforts by the city and several nonprofit groups to tear down the worst ones. So it’s welcome news that last month, Gov. Pat Quin...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 05:52 pm
There’s been a lot of public anger lately about the Springfield School Board, which on Tuesday voted a second time to close a popular middle school that appears to be helping to “close the...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 02:55 am
Illinois still has its Civil War regimental flags and, although most of them have been in storage for decades due to degradation, they’ve still been open for public viewing. The catch was that y...


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