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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 06:22 pm
In the Bible, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet in a selfless display of servanthood. On Thursday, a group of nurses will do the same for several chronically homeless people living in the capital...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 03:24 pm
Following a lengthy and contentious meeting of the Springfield school board in which Superintendent Walter Milton proposed cuts to several popular programs to balance the Springfield Public Schools bu...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 05:29 pm
When Springfield last saw Frederick George Celani, he was ’splaining to a federal judge the flimflam known as Kayport Package Express. Oldtimers (and by that we mean anyone who remembers the ear...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 08:21 am
Who says it’s hard to find a job? Jay Rowell, director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, met this week with local business leaders and officials from the Salvation Army in Sprin...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 04:17 pm
Macoupin County good, everyone else bad. That’s the assessment of the Illinois Policy Institute when it comes to government transparency in counties in western and central Illinois. The institut...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 07:58 pm
Ah, the sweetgum tree. Such a nice name, evoking visions of sugarplums and chocolate chips falling from cotton-candy clouds before the rainbow arrives.The truth, as we all know, is much different. Tho...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 09:45 am
Gov. Pat Quinn can’t catch a break these days. He’s hounded at nearly every public appearance by angry union workers because of his efforts to cut union pay, renege on contractual raises a...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 11:51 pm
The Sangamon County Bar Association is addressing two well-known shortages by putting another lawyer in the local courthouse while also gracing Springfield with not one but three depictions of Abraham...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 07:45 pm
Erin Hart has autism, but you’d never know it when she’s on the ice. The 18-year-old figure skater from Pleasant Hill, Ill., trains at Springfield’s Nelson Center ice arena twice a w...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 10:52 am
Upon further review, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School administrators have apparently decided not to demand prosecution of nine former students who placed thousands of paper cups filled with water on t...


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