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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
A decline in poverty rates, food stamp recipients and citizens receiving public assistance in the area are a few reasons why the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce reported things are looking “...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
The goodwill is growing in the Enos Park neighborhood. Following an extreme school makeover at McClernand Elementary in August, one of the churches involved, Rochester Christian Church, established a ...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
Springfield aldermen are not criminals, or at least not provably so. That’s the decision from the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office, which has decided not to prosecute city council membe...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
The frigid temperatures of winter mean trouble for the homeless folks of Springfield. Although there is a temporary overflow shelter during winter for those who don’t get one of the limited spots at...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
With same-sex marriage becoming law in Illinois on June 1, 2014, LGBT folks in Illinois have had a good year. But a recent report from the Human Rights Campaign shows plenty of work remains to be done...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
Winter seems to have come early this year, which means higher heating bills and less money for the holidays. City Water, Light and Power offers a way to help those in need through its Project Relief p...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 01:01 am
 The Springfield rail consolidation project is all but official, and engineers recently revealed the first glimpse of what it will look like. Hanson Professional Services of Springfield, which is...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 it’s nice to give something back to him once in a while, even if it does further our own purposes. Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week that the inside of Lincoln’s tomb will get a makeover st...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
He’s baacck. Actually, Joseph Zeid Langan, erstwhile cop for Springfield and Southern View, never really left the employ of the University of Illinois Springfield, where he worked as a police dispat...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
How can shoes help solve the problem of poor water access in developing countries? George “The Shoeman” Hutchings has found a way. Hutchings’ Shoeman Water Project exports shoes to street vendor...

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