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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:05 am
When Springfield native Julia Ann Cain got hitched last month, she did it in style – wearing the same dress her mother and grandmother each wore at their own weddings decades ago. Cain is an award-w...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:06 am
After six months of being closed to the public, the Illinois State Museum is a step closer to reopening … eventually. On March 25, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources submitted an administr...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:05 am
It only took nine months and a court order, but the pile of rubble that was once the Cordova Apartments in Springfield is now gone. The building at 1325 S. Fifth St., behind the Shell gas station on S...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:06 am
Fans of the salacious in Springfield are no doubt acquainted with Springfield IL Exposed, the website that shames people by posting mug shots of purported prostitutes and posting nude or nearly nude p...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:05 am
In October of last year, Brookens Library at UIS, as part of its ongoing “One Book” program, hosted a personal appearance by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, D-Georgia, who had just publi...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:06 am
Sen. Sam McCann won the hotly contested Republican primary race for Illinois’ 50th Senate district yesterday, earning 52.6 percent of the vote to challenger Bryce Benton’s 47.3 percent. The race w...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:05 am
Springfield police officer Tami Walcher saw a problem last year and decided to fix it. Walcher is the beat officer for Beat 500, which covers the area south of South Grand Avenue between Chatham Road...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:06 am
Forget green thumbs; the Springfield YMCA has an orange thumb. That’s because the Y just won a $3,500 grant from international tool company Fiskars – known for its distinct orange-handled scissors...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:05 am
The International Health and Development Network, a Springfield-based nonprofit, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Created in 1996 by Springfield physician Dr. Edem Agamah, IHDN helps make he...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:06 am
Supporters of an education reform bill used a “silent protest” at the Illinois Statehouse this week to emphasize their concern about the state’s broken education funding formula. On March 1, rep...

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