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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 am

Legal weed not necessarily green

 On the surface, the medical marijuana business sounds at least half baked.With the state setting up steep financial barriers to entry, it is not a business for just anyone. The application fee f
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 am
 Those – and there were a substantial number in attendance – who saw Boston at the Illinois State Fair on Tuesday will, I suppose, have one of two reactions.It was really cool! They played al
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am

I survived the Redneck Fishing Tournament

Whoever it was who said “Get thee to a redneckery” meant Bath in the wilds of Mason County, and so I am here for the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament. So are a lot of other people. From New Jersey. From New York. From Denver, and all points between. Forget Fustercluck in California, with its belly flop contests, and the Roadkill Cook-off Contest in West Virginia. Bath, population 320 on a good day, is where it’s at when it comes to aficionados of cheap beer and camouflage.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Park property lines blurry

 Kirk Jefferis has a fantastic buying opportunity for anyone interested in the tranquility inherent in owning a building adjacent to a public park.The Foursquare Church on South 13th Street next
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 am

A history of impoundments

A member of the Sangamon County citizens advisory board on animal control has been repeatedly caught allowing unaltered dogs to run loose with no proof of rabies vaccination. At least one of her dogs
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Mental health an issue

 A Springfield man is being evaluated for mental issues after he went to the home of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Leslie Graves and otherwise made unwanted contact with the judge.Graves ha
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Board meets while ALPLM twists

 It was difficult to discern during a meeting of the Illinois Historic Preservation board last week that Eileen Mackevich, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museu
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Black Flag plays Homespun

 After nearly 40 years, Black Flag is still a whole lot of fun.With just one original member, the legendary hardcore punk band from California is, in at least one respect, a shadow of its former
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield Foxes play semi-pro football for free

 Lawrence “Moe” Dampeer once was one of the nation’s most-coveted high school football recruits, receiving attention from the likes of UCLA, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State while starri
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Consultant criticizes ALPLM

 A shaky governance structure and lack of planning is affecting the bottom line at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, according to a consultant’s report.The institution lacks


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