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Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 12:00 am

Greenburg had controversial past

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has chosen J. Todd Greenburg to be the city’s next corporation counsel. Greenburg, former city attorney for the city of Bloomington, comes with controversy.
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Senator calls cops about noise

 It’s late at night, the noise from a bar downstairs in downtown Springfield is keeping you awake.Who are you going to call?If you’re state Sen. Antonio Munoz, D-Chicago, you call Illinois St
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

A place for dogs in Washington Park

 A walk in the park might take on a whole new meaning, at least for dogs, if Dr. David Hoelzer and his wife, Dr. Karen Hoelzer, have their way.The Hoelzers are pushing for a fenced-off leash area
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 More than eight years after it opened, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is seeking accreditation.The move to gain accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums comes thr
Feature
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:00 am

Supermarkets flood Springfield

 At first glance, it should be a matter of simple mathematics.If there are x number of mouths to feed in any given city, then that city should support y number of grocery stores. The industry rul
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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:00 am

Boy gets star’s Stetson

 There is no bigger fan of Brad Paisley in Springfield than 7-year-old Timmy Lynch.Who else donned a cowboy hat and Wranglers on Halloween to go trick-or-treating as one the biggest stars in coun
Music
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 12:00 am

PCCC show a stand-out

Brad Paisley is not the greatest singer in country music. It did not matter whatsoever, because Paisley’s performance at PCCC was everything you could have wanted, and more.
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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:00 am

Pension board travels the nation

 Hawaii. Las Vegas. Miami. San Francisco.Members of the Springfield Police Pension Board have a penchant for traveling, with the tab reaching into the six figures since 2007. State regulators rai
Music
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 12:00 am

B.B. King disappoints

 The best concert I ever saw was Ella Fitzgerald on May 12, 1985 at the Seattle Center Opera House.It was Mother’s Day and my date was my grandmother, a hopeless jazz addict who made sure that

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