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Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Fall cocktails delight

 Soon, but not just yet, it will be that time of year again.Summer lingers, at least for now, which is a good thing in more ways than one, especially for booze hounds. Margaritas, gin fizzes and
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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Debt piles up for Iles Park Place

 Barely a year after acquiring the state Department of Human Services as a tenant, owners of Iles Park Place on Ash Street have been hit with a dozen mechanic’s liens and two lawsuits filed by
Breaking News
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am
After a staff shakeup that sent four members of the governor’s press office out the door, the acting spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says that the governor’s chief of staff still has the gove
News
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,
Feature
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
Breaking News
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
News
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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