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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:06 am
Remember Adam Stock and Stephen Castleman? They’re the Central Management Services employees who helped themselves to a truckload of state-owned chairs from the state fairgrounds shortly before Chri...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:05 am
Nearly 40 years ago, the cover story on the Feb. 19, 1976, issue of Illinois Times pondered how White Oaks Mall would affect Springfield’s downtown and the much less developed (at the time) west sid...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:06 am
There hasn’t been much going on at the Capitol complex lately, at least outwardly. The General Assembly is spending most days at home, mired in a weird war of attrition with the governor as Illinois...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released its 2016 Annual Holiday Survey this week, providing a glimpse at how Illinois employers will handle paid holidays in 2016. The survey of 483 firms showed that...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:06 am
Illinois may not strike people as a diverse ecosystem, but this state actually has a wealth of native species that create surprisingly different environments. In southern Illinois, for example, you’...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:05 am
A nationwide design blog recently recognized one of Springfield’s own as an industry leader. Last week, Jeff Sommers of Square Root Architecture + Design in Springfield was named a “groundbreaker�...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:06 am
Call it the scofflaw express. Starting Jan. 1, Sangamon County will start mailing out offers that many speeders and other minor traffic violators can’t refuse. Instead of making people go to the cou...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but it’s too late to prevent some of the damage caused by its closing. The museum system, with its main ca...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:06 am
The Jerome Police Department has one less place to catch traffic scofflaws since Michael Lopez, president of the village board, was caught using his cellphone while driving last month. Sgt. Daniel Ska...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:05 am
Sitting just across East Lake Shore Drive from Lake Springfield and the city’s electrical utility are a few ponds you wouldn’t want to swim in. They contain coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal...

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