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Thursday, June 23, 2011 02:23 pm
Unmapped coal mine voids are costing Springfield School District 186 an extra $49,300 on a project originally expected to cost $262,000.The district hired geothermal well-digging company, The Hole Dea...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 06:42 am
In a city as old as Springfield, there are bound to be a few businesses getting up there in years. We even have a few businesses and nonprofits nearing or past their 100th year. The Illinois State His...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:17 am
Two different groups are calling Illinois’ urban fishing program a bad idea. One says it’s fiscally irresponsible, and the other says it’s just plain cruel.Both the Illinois Policy I...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:22 am
They’ve still got $5,000 to go, but board members of a three-year-old fund designed to boost historic preservation in Sangamon County are hopeful they can approve the fund’s first grant re...
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...


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