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Editor's Note
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 am
At a luncheon this week the first graduates of the Sangamon CEO program described the businesses they created, the people they met and the life lessons they learned. The high school students spent a b
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am
It has now been 100 days since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group called Boko Haram. The occasion was marked by a meeting of the girls’ parents with Nigerian President Good
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am
It would have been refreshing had Mayor Mike Houston proclaimed his single term a success and announced his willingness to step aside, as promised. Springfield has a number of young, talented public s
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am
 While central Illinois is glowing about this year’s fine corn and bean crops, some farmers, along with the fertilizer industry and government policymakers, are looking for ways to keep more of
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00 am
 Every year around the Fourth of July Springfield celebrates Independents Week by appreciating and patronizing independent, locally owned businesses. There are dozens of reasons to shop Local Fir
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am
 This week the winners of the Small Business Owner of the Year awards, sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, all talked about taking care of their employees and their customer
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am
We cleaned up at the Illinois Press Association annual newspaper awards banquet last week, bringing home the top “general excellence” awards for our division in both advertising and editorial. In
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am
 The Compass after-school program for homeless and low-income children this week marked the end of the school year by recognizing the dozens of volunteers who give an afternoon a week to being a
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am
Once again the General Assembly leaves town amid chaos, with a who-knows-what’s-in-it budget that doesn’t balance with projected revenues because legislators refused to pass the income tax extensi
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
 Thanks to Illinois Issues for reporting that the Illinois Department of Agriculture is trying out a new weapon in its battle against gypsy moths, which in their caterpillar stage defoliate milli


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