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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Urban aquaculturist catches heat

 Randy Jones, who lives across the street from me, isn’t like a lot of people.Early last spring, he started digging in the front yard of the house he shares with his wife, Mary, and her mother,
News
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

City looks at Enos Park neighborhood association

 With the redevelopment arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association behind on property taxes, at least two city officials say the city of Springfield should consider taking over own
News
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

Hearing set in eight-year battle over Sidney Watkins

 A legal fight for custody of a little girl whose father was murdered eight years ago will continue next week in the courtroom of Cass County Circuit Court Judge Robert Hardwick.Sidney Watkins, 9
Breaking News
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Director facing dismissal

Daniel Stowell, director of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project based at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has been placed on unpaid leave and is facing termination.Stowell confir
Breaking News
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Owes more than $35,000

The redevelopment arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association has fallen behind on property taxes and owes more than $35,000 for delinquent taxes, penalties, fees and interest on more th
News
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Weak FOIA needs penalties

 Florida and Washington state each employ one full-time person to ride herd on laws ensuring public access to government records.In Illinois, taxpayers are supporting a 17-employee bureau within
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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am
 No one seems to know what to make of this election.Stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, mainstream media has pointed to the Rust Belt, saying that out-of-work or underemployed white folks are to
Breaking News
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Peeler named to post in 2013

  Julie Peeler has announced her resignation as director of the Henson Robinson Zoo.   Peeler, who was named zoo director in 2013, has accepted a job on the East Coast, said Dere
Feature
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 am

Bankruptcy firm under fire

 In television ads and on the internet, Ostling and Associates boasts that it is Illinois’ largest bankruptcy law firm.“When you need help, call Ostling and Associates,” the announcer on a

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