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Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:15 am
While he wasn’t in the starting lineup, it was clear to many that a Pleasant Plains teen was packing some heat when he threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field May 7.Scott VonDeBur, 14, won th...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 09:31 pm
It’s too early to tell if Tyler Morrison has a political career ahead of him, but the 4-year-old son of State Rep. Thomas Morrison, a Palatine Republican, has a better chance than some career po...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:05 am
The last weekend of the legislature can mean many things for members of the General Assembly, including long hours, little sleep and long debates between fellow constituents. But the end of session ha...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 03:20 pm
Two-mile walks, one-person graduating classes and a set of brothers who each day took turns wearing their one and only shared pair of shoes are just a few of the stories Lynnita Brown has heard since ...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:10 am
A Springfield man is collecting items for the community of Joplin, Mo., a city devastated by a massive tornado on May 22. Items are needed by Thursday, May 26. “They’ve lost everything and...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 02:24 pm
Betty Rankin looks forward to the Old Capitol Farmers Market in Springfield every year. The Springfield resident was all smiles Wednesday, May 18, as she took a taste of her purchase from one of the n...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 02:22 pm
Mayor Mike Houston rode to a decisive victory in the April 5 election on promises of getting the city back on track financially, and on May 18 he announced one of his first such initiatives: creating ...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:25 pm
A plan to improve recycling in Decatur will be discussed at an upcoming Sustainable Springfield, Inc. meeting.City representatives will lay the groundwork for dual garbage and recycling in the city of...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:29 am
After 116 years of dormancy, the Lincoln Monument Association is back, champing at the bit with plans to support our 16th president’s tomb. Originally started immediately after Abraham Lincoln&r...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 03:20 pm
A poor economy is no excuse for not seeing green, says Springfield Civic Garden Club’s Susie Risser, who’s helping organize the organization’s annual plant sale this Saturday, May 7,...


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