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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...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:05 am
Home prices in Springfield have lagged behind the rest of the state over the past year, according to CoreLogic, a national real estate analytics firm. If experience is any indicator, however, that may...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:06 am
On March 4, Slumberland Furniture and the Parent Help Line at St. John’s Children Hospital will be teaming up to donate 40 free twin bed mattresses, box springs and bed frames to families in need. T...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:05 am
 If the Roughnecks Motorcycle Club was a book, judging it by its cover would be a mistake. These tough-looking bikers in leather are actually all active or retired police officers and public safe...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:06 am
When Roland Burris moved his family back to Illinois from Washington, D.C., in 1963 after he finished law school, he swore only two conditions could convince him to move back to the nation’s capital...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:05 am
Springfield is full of fascinating history even outside of the usual Abe Lincoln connections. However, much of the city’s “everyday life” history gets overlooked. Luckily, a Facebook group calle...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:06 am
Seniors graduating from high school this spring should keep their eyes open for the Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship applications in their local schools. The Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Associa...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:05 am
Clarissa Williams, publisher of the State Journal-Register, believes in freedom of speech. Just check out her Facebook page. In the warm glow of the most recent holiday season, for instance, Williams,...

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