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Thursday, May 2, 2013 09:01 am
Springfield’s first African-American firehouse is in need of restoration. The Springfield Area Basic Crafts Council, Operating Engineers Local 965 and The Springfield Project have helped raise m...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 06:59 am
Is this sluggish economy ever going to get back to normal? A recent survey of Sangamon County employers doesn’t hold out much hope, though the employers seemed optimistic about their own situati...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 08:59 am
The Enos Park neighborhood has some real momentum going these days. On the heels of a beautiful new duplex on Fifth Street, built by Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County to look like it was built a...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 06:59 am
The Sangamon County Medical Society Alliance awarded 11 grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations and three Medical Alliance Health Program certificates. The grants were given to organizations that p...
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...


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