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Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am
Billionaire Paul Allen, New Yorkers and other folks who live many miles from farms will no longer get farm subsidies under the latest version of the federal farm bill now being bickered about in Congr
News
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am
The Republican primary for Sangamon County sheriff is nine months away, but the candidates have been prepping for years.That Wes Barr is running to replace Sheriff Neil Williamson isn’t surprisi
News
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am

Statehouse controversy helps downtown’s economy

Michael Higgins loves America.The owner of Maldaner’s restaurant in downtown Springfield pays his taxes, votes and keeps abreast of current events, perhaps moreso than the rest of us, by going t
News
Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am

Mining permit renewed despite history of pollution violations

What do you get if you’re facing millions of dollars in fines for water pollution over the course of a decade?If you’re the Springfield Coal Company, you get your permit renewed by the Ill
Feature
Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am

How Christopher Harris got caught

Christopher Harris couldn’t have asked for better breaks.Not even a ninja could expect to slay five people with a tire iron and walk away without a scratch, especially not in a cracker-box house
Harris Murder Trial
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 am

Defense rests, prosecution roars

The alleged love of Christopher Harris’ life didn’t show up in court on Wednesday to testify on behalf of the man accused of murdering her family.
Summerguide
Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Peoria has something for everyone

Paris, New Orleans, London – many fine cities around the world are built on rivers. And that’s also true in Illinois, where Peoria offers a great opportunity for a weekend getaway or day t

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