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Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am

Long-term solution sought

 Fifteen years after the city declared a goal of ending homelessness in a decade, Springfield still has plenty of homeless people but no solid plan to address the issue.The latest proposal by May
Breaking News
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am

Opening expected next year

Marshalls, the nationwide chain of discount department stores, is coming to Springfield. The store will be built at Sherwood Plaza near the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Veterans Parkway, sa
Upon Further Review
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am

Memorial says no to pot

 Concerned about a burgeoning opioid crisis, the General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow folks with prescriptions for opioids to purchase medical marijuana.But even if Gov. Bruce Raun
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am

Pitch to Pritzker doesn’t pan

 A dress once worn by Marilyn Monroe fetched $50,000 last Saturday as the struggling Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation sold eight non-Lincoln items at a Las Vegas auction.Seven phot
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am

Free dental clinic coming to Springfield

 The only thing less fun than getting a root canal is not getting a root canal. And so a crowd is expected next month at the Bank of Springfield Center, where dentists from around the state will
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 am

Pharmacy claims $5 million loss

A New Jersey pharmacy has sued a Springfield firm and its owner, claiming that the owner either stole more than $5 million or bought into a phishing scheme that resulted in a seven-figure l
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 am

Cornelius on paid leave

Astute observers may have wondered why Samuel Wheeler, Illinois state historian, was the one who showed off Lincoln relics to a reporter in a recent CBS News spot that ran coast-to-coast, putting t
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00 am

Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00 am

Safe or silly, sidewalks are getting gates

 Forget, for a moment, the deeper mysteries of life, the sound of one hand clapping and why it’s still legal to traffick in bump stocks. For the moment, at least, I’m more interested in inter


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