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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 03:31 pm
Is a train that averages less than 70 mph between St. Louis and Chicago really high-speed rail?It is according to the government, which is spending more than $1 billion to improve Union Pacific track ...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 07:54 am
Trick or treating for pork-and-beans?Believe it.Solar Universe: Central Illinois is teaming with Central Illinois Foodbank to collect food for the needy on Halloween. The company, which helps get peop...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 07:22 pm
Medicine cabinet overflowing with expired prescriptions? Don’t know what to do with the bulky television you replaced with a sleek flatscreen? Consider October your lucky month.The Sangamon Coun...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 03:33 pm
The Barrel Head is scheduled to go on the auction block.The popular Jerome watering hole closed over Labor Day weekend in the midst of a foreclosure battle between owner Kevin Davlin and Illinois Nati...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 03:32 pm
Already recognized by the state, Springfield’s Tony Leone got his latest kudos from the city. On Monday, the vocal advocate for saving old structures was named 2011 Preservationist of the Year b...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 06:16 am
Even the folks at Forbes magazine who say that Lincoln’s hometown is the third most-dangerous city in America profess themselves puzzled.“The Illinois state capital confounds analysts who ...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 03:16 pm
Steve Combs is not a real-estate agent, and the first-ever Urban Pioneer Tour set for Saturday in Enos Park is hardly a street-of-dreams showcase.“We’re looking for people who, first of al...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 10:43 am
Slavery still exists, and Brent Messimer wants to stop it.The 2010 Lincoln Christian University seminary graduate is headed to Belgium in January until May for an internship with Oasis Belgium, a Chri...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 06:00 am
Where median income is concerned, Illinois in 2010 hit its lowest point in nearly two decades.The median income is the income level above which half of the population falls and below which the other h...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 10:58 am
On Sept. 15 when computers turned on the energy-efficient T-8 fluorescents a half hour before opening time on opening day at the new Aldi grocery store, energy savings kicked in.  The new store, ...


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