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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:06 am
In his new book, The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois, political historian Robert E. Hartley describes the fascinating period of about 30 years when southern Illinois lawmakers dominated the Illinois...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:05 am
Mariah Brooks, a junior at Springfield Southeast High School, competed in the national Poetry Out Loud contest May 3 in Washington, D.C. The contest is a national poetry recitation competition that cr...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:06 am
Just how much money has been spent – some might say wasted – on the Salvation Army’s fledgling homeless shelter on Ninth Street is becoming clear as Evans Construction this month filed a $340,00...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:05 am
Spring means the return of migratory birds which headed south for winter, and the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders is asking for help tracking two particularly pretty species. The nonprofit gr...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:06 am
The State Journal-Register’s newsroom is being hit with two departures as longtime metro columnist Dave Bakke is scheduled to retire (with May 13 – a Friday, no less – reportedly being pegged as...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:05 am
For years, the MacArthur Boulevard Association has called for better infrastructure along one of Springfield’s primary business corridors. From the crumbling sidewalks (or lack thereof) to the lack...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:06 am
Edwards Place, home of the Springfield Art Association, is full of secrets and surprises. It’s the oldest house in Springfield still on its original foundation, and its walls hide an intricate story...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:05 am
A Springfield daycare owner convicted in December of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a child in her care has been sentenced to four years in prison. Cammie Kelly was charged with first-degre...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:06 am
Many adults can trace their interest in science and art back to their play time as children, and for many of us, LEGO bricks played a central role in our love for learning. It makes sense, then, to us...
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...

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