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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,...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 07:18 am
Grungy carpet, chipped paint and dim lighting: sounds more like a sleazy motel than a school serving more than 400 students. Those are just some of the sorry conditions at Harvard Park Elementary Scho...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:21 pm
Start your spring cleaning this weekend by clearing out that medicine cabinet. Bring all expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to Prevention First at 2800 Montvale Drive Saturday, April 30, ...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:20 pm
There are few issues of such immediate importance as teaching young women about sexual assault prevention. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network estimates that a sexual assault occurs every 12 m...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 07:43 pm
Springfield’s LGBTQ community is pleased that, as of June 1, same-sex civil unions will be available to Illinoisans, but Springfield’s first Gay Pride Festival planned to take place downto...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 03:21 pm
Military veterans in Sangamon County will soon have something to smile about. Qualified veterans are eligible for vouchers that would cover a teeth cleaning, examination and assessment by a dentist of...
Thursday, April 14, 2011 03:21 pm
Get ready, ‘cause as of June 1 everything changes, says Buff Carmichael, local LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) advocate who is helping to organize a legal information session ...


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