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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:06 am
This month Comcast and several local organizations launched an Internet Essentials Learning Zone, offering low-income families in Springfield Internet service at a reduced cost of $10 a month. By usin...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:05 am
Did you know 70 billion pounds of food get thrown out each year in the United States? This is according to the national anti-hunger group Feeding America. They say that nearly 40 percent of all food g...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:06 am
The Springfield & Central Illinois African-American History Museum has a new home. Focused on chronicling the history and legacy of African-Americans in Springfield and central Illinois, the museu...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:05 am
December was full of accomplishments for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, a research office which concentrates on the archaeological heritage of Illinois. In early December, ISAS got coverage...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been telling us how lousy it is to live in Illinois, what with its awful business climate and terrible economics, for so long that we almost started to believe him. Then, the hel...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Did you know Illinois has a registry of big trees? Maintained by the University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the registry lists more than 70 trees that repre...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:06 am
A federal jury in Springfield last week awarded $300,000 to a former human resources director for CDS Office Technologies who says that she was fired in retaliation for telling the company that it was...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:05 am
Things got nasty last week in a Seattle courtroom, where Holland America Line is asking a federal judge to toss a $21.5 million jury award to Springfield businessman James Hausman, who was konked in t...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:06 am
Way back in the 1980s, archaeologists who excavated an ancient burial mound near Jacksonville found the remains of 22 people, plus an infant plus a puppy. Except it wasn’t a puppy. Thanks to someone...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:05 am
When the city of Springfield in 2014 forked out more than $1.5 million to buy the oversized block just north of the governor’s mansion, civic leaders, to borrow a phrase from The Trumpster, called i...

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