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Thursday, June 14, 2012 07:56 am
Haiti, Guatemala, Dominican Republic…Springfield? While we may complain about blight in our city, it’s safe to say we’ve got it pretty good compared with the poverty-stricken slums ...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 02:52 pm
The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum will hold a special event on June 9 at 3 p.m. to explain the history of “Juneteenth.” The forum will be held at Represe...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 07:56 am
Thirty years ago, on June 7, 1982, the Central Illinois Foodbank started its outreach with just one ton of apple cobbler in an empty warehouse. Today, the Springfield-based charity reaches 21 counties...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 07:00 pm
Ronald Earley has invented a new type of cane and would like to see it manufactured in Springfield.  Except there’s one problem. Everyone he’s talked to, which includes U.S. Sen. Dick...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:17 pm
If you watched Wednesday’s “American Idol” finale, you know what Jennifer Holliday is capable of doing. The famous actress and singer was scheduled to sing a duet with contestant Jes...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 03:14 pm
When Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2010, it left a big pool of money that had previously been used to ensure people charged with capital crimes got fair trials. Totaling almost $17.8 million...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 05:04 pm
Euthanasia rates for stray dogs and cats in Sangamon County are the lowest they’ve ever been, says Mary Ann Morris, president of Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control (SCAC). “Maybe it...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 06:05 am
Springfield will host seven guests from out of town next week, but they’re not here to see the sights – at least not for the same reason as other tourists. These guests are the Sustainable...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 03:30 pm
Any experienced gardener knows the value of good soil. But what if the soil is contaminated with toxins? The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans to test three community garden plots in Spri...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 03:28 pm
Springfield’s Sharon Stidham, owner and director of the Achill Academy of Irish Dance in Springfield, recently returned from judging the World Irish Dance Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. S...


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