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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 03:09 am
In an election year, nothing is more important to a potential voter than getting to the root of the issues and understanding where a candidate stands on those issues.Susan Nightingale, president and c...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 05:20 am
Fax machines and VCRs might be so yesterday as the 21st century nears teenhood, but that doesn’t mean that such electronic junk belongs in the trash.Beginning this month, it is illegal to dump u...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:29 am
Mosquito abatement districts. Tuberculosis sanitarium districts.Not exactly stuff that sets civic hearts afire. But the Sangamon County Citizens’ Efficiency Commission is, nonetheless, examining...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 03:32 pm
Forty-thousand pounds. That’s about equal to the weight of 10 cars, two large elephants or about 210 grown men. It’s also the total weight of food given away to families in need by the Cen...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 03:32 pm
Kids playing hopscotch is one thing.But after weeks of decorating downtown sidewalks with symbols, slogans and quotations, members of Occupy Springfield have gotten crosswise with police, who last wee...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 08:49 am
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a stricken helicopter on top of Memorial Medical Center!Believe it.The Bell helicopter operated by OSF Aviation was landing on the hospital’s he...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 03:35 pm
Feeding the hungry is a noble goal, but Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield takes it a step further. The school recently won a National School of Distinction award, given to fewer than 2,000 school...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 09:53 am
There’s a lot to like about Springfield, and the Citizens Club of Springfield wants the whole world to know it. The Citizens Club is developing a “palm card” extolling the virtues of...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 03:32 pm
While authorities in New York and elsewhere this week shut down Occupy Fill-In-Your-City-Here protests, Springfield occupiers who had planned a round-the-clock presence at the Old State Capitol Plaza ...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 11:04 pm
Sometimes stuff just breaks.That’s the assessment from the city of Springfield, which shut down Fifth Street in downtown last week after a 10-inch water main burst, heaving the street that crack...


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