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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:58 pm
With autumn fast approaching, it’s time to think about heading into the woods, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is here to help. Every few years, the department gathers up stuff ...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 02:54 pm
He’s no bird whisperer, but Mikel Ollech, a local angler, has proven himself a friend of the feathered by building repositories for fishing line that have recently been installed around Lake Spr...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 02:54 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 21, The Illinois State Historical Society will unveil and dedicate “The First Beatle in America – George Harrison” historical marker at Capitol Park in Benton in s...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 02:34 pm
Although it’s been 81 years since the Illinois Watch Company of Springfield stopped producing watches, their timepieces are still fetching a good price. Earlier this week, a nearly flawless spec...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 04:45 am
If you own a dilapidated house in Springfield, you might want to call your lawyer. In late July, the City of Springfield filed lawsuits against the owners of 16 properties, seeking demolition of the b...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 01:59 pm
It’s amazing what a few plants can do when they’re in the hands of a skilled gardener, and it’s even more amazing what a few gardeners can do when they work together. Every year, the...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 06:49 am
The Sangamon County sheriff’s office, which has seen numbers of drunken driving arrests plummet since eliminating the department’s only full-time DUI enforcement officer last year, warns t...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 11:32 pm
Anyone who has driven a motorcycle knows how dangerous it can be to take a corner too fast. That danger is compounded when you’re slowing down from 130 mph with a dozen other riders just feet aw...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 08:04 pm
Mayor Mike Houston’s administration is having trouble keeping stories straight lately, particularly when it comes to the police department. With the mayor AWOL last week, we asked who was in cha...
Thursday, July 25, 2013 02:37 pm
Six months after regulators warned they were going to get serious about groundwater contamination at a Carlinville area mine, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has referred a pollution case...

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