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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:05 am
In October of last year, Brookens Library at UIS, as part of its ongoing “One Book” program, hosted a personal appearance by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, D-Georgia, who had just publi...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:06 am
Sen. Sam McCann won the hotly contested Republican primary race for Illinois’ 50th Senate district yesterday, earning 52.6 percent of the vote to challenger Bryce Benton’s 47.3 percent. The race w...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:05 am
Springfield police officer Tami Walcher saw a problem last year and decided to fix it. Walcher is the beat officer for Beat 500, which covers the area south of South Grand Avenue between Chatham Road...
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...

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