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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am

Thanks to many, dealership survives

 Just two days after a massive fire lit the sky for miles, Classic Country Cars in Staunton was back in business.Approximately 100 firefighters from more than a dozen departments helped battle th
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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am

But African-American museum says it’s healthy

 Two museums have closed in as many weeks in Springfield.Late last month, the Korean National War Museum closed in downtown. Just two weeks later, the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum,
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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard is a dirt car king

Yeah, Roy so cool,That racing fool, he don’t know what fear’s about.He do 130 mile an hour, smiling at the cameraWith a toothpick in his mouth.– Jim CroceBefore the evening’s first green flag
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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

“I’m afraid of him”

 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Illinois Springfield counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, broke down in tears Tuesday before being
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Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 12:00 am
 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Springfield Illinois counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, is going to prison. “Mr. Yang is
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am

City, state OK aquaculture project

 Randy Jones figured he’d gotten the green light in May, when the Springfield Building and Zoning Department sent him a letter: “Per inspector the violations are abated.”That, he thought, w
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am

Tax revenue, economy lagging

 Businesses closing. Start-ups sagging. Shopping down. Declining population. People getting older.It all adds up to a dismal financial picture for the city of Springfield, which is seeing tax rev
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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 am

AC absent at SJR

Air conditioning at the State Journal Register went on the fritz more than a week ago, and with temperatures climbing to the high 90s in recent days, it’s still not fixed. Fans and Popsicles
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

Parking meters due for updating

 There is plenty of parking in downtown Springfield – that’s what the experts say. Parking downtown is a huge headache – that’s what a lot of people think.The truth lies somewhere in betw
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

“I think that day was the boiling point”

 A former Springfield police officer charged with beating a man in February may have allowed rough times off the clock to spill over to patrol duties, according to internal affairs records.Termin

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