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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 11:32 pm
Anyone who has driven a motorcycle knows how dangerous it can be to take a corner too fast. That danger is compounded when you’re slowing down from 130 mph with a dozen other riders just feet aw...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 08:04 pm
Mayor Mike Houston’s administration is having trouble keeping stories straight lately, particularly when it comes to the police department. With the mayor AWOL last week, we asked who was in cha...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 02:37 pm
Six months after regulators warned they were going to get serious about groundwater contamination at a Carlinville area mine, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has referred a pollution case...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 09:36 am
It had just five horsepower and could attain a top speed of only 20 mph, but back in the early 1900s, that was pretty impressive. The 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash was the first mass-produced automobile...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 02:30 pm
You gotta love those wacky folks at GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, where a dwindling number of journalists formed a union last fall. Now comes the hard part: negotiatin...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:05 pm
It’s amazing what can happen when lots of people come together with a common goal and a solid plan. On July 27, an estimated 200 volunteers will illustrate that fact by building an entirely new ...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:44 am
How many big-screen televisions does it take to keep up with the Springfield City Council?Four. That’s how many are in place in council chambers (maximum occupancy 140) to keep track of who vote...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 08:50 am
Tornadoes are a powerful force of nature, and occasionally, columnists can be, too. After Illinois Times columnist James Krohe Jr. lamented in a May 30 column that the “Tornado Trees” exhi...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:18 pm
With the summer heat building, electricity bills can get out of hand. Luckily, Springfield residents have a new way to track their energy usage. The spiffy new website of City Water, Light and Power b...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:19 am
We’ve all heard it on the political campaign trail: small businesses are the backbone of the economy. Springfield is no exception. We have a strong core of small, locally-owned businesses that r...


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