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Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
How can a reporter tell it’s election season? The flood of bloviating emails from candidates is a dead giveaway. One of our favorite offenders is Rep. Sue Scherer, a Democrat from Decatur who repres...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 When it comes to love of the Great Outdoors, it would be hard to be more devoted than Scott Gauvin of Springfield. An avid hiker, kayaker and camper, Gauvin shares his adventures with the world ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 If you’ve ever wanted to live in a geodesic dome, now’s your chance. There’s a remarkable house available in Jacksonville. The Week magazine, a national weekly magazine, recently featured ...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Interested in the apocalypse? Enthralled by the end times? Or maybe just interested in what some Christians believe about the end of the world as we know it? An estimated 400 people are coming t...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Floating is a good thing when it comes to having fun in the water. That’s why the Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association, Scheels, Land of Lincoln Power Squadron and City Water, Light ...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Local families have a chance to host international students for the upcoming school year.Ayusa International, a nonprofit foreign exchange program that offers high school student cultural exchanges, i...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Interested in the apocalypse? Enthralled by the end times? Or maybe just interested in what some Christians believe about the end of the world as we know it? An estimated 400 people are coming to Spri...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
It didn’t take long for Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John “Quick Draw” Schmidt to gun down an attempt by the City of Springfield to wriggle out from under a court order barring the city c...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
Joan Walters of Springfield was awarded the 2014 Rail-Splitter Public Servant Award by the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) at a May 8 ceremony.Walters...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
Illinois’ state insect is dwindling in population.There has been a 90 percent decrease in the U.S. population of monarch butterflies, Illinois’ state insect, since the mid-1990s, according to a gr...

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