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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Parsons house under contract

 Batman had the Batcave. William Randolph Hearst had San Simeon. The Wicked Witch of the West had an honest-to-goodness castle. And embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons once had a getaway on th
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am

In search of the perfect fall brew

 In Munich, more than 4,000 miles away from Springfield, they’ve been partying for almost two weeks now, listening to oompah bands and eating Steckerlfisch (aka roast fish-on-a-stick) and sucki
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am

City wants Knox Flats flattened

 After a third-story window came crashing down last month from the dilapidated Knox Flats apartments near downtown, caretakers of one of Springfield’s oldest homes are demanding that the city d
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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:00 am

Survey shows dissatisfaction

Catholics who attend Mass as well as their lapsed brethren agree on some things, according to the results of a recently released survey of more than 1,400 current and former parishioners.There is sent
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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 12:00 am

Murder charges after case reviewed

 A former Adams County prosecutor and University of Illinois football star now facing murder charges walked free more than eight years ago after an autopsy on his wife failed to determine a cause
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:00 am

State police won’t name names

 Larry Willis, publisher and co-owner of the County Journal in Percy, about 140 miles south of Springfield, was just doing what journalists do last July when he asked Illinois State Police for a
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers schedule hearing on museum governance

 Members of an advisory board to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library have agreed to sit on a panel designed to explore governance issues that erupted last spring when the board’s chairman
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:00 am

It pays to sweep your chimney

 Nothing is more cozy come fall – and winter – than a nice roaring fire.Gas fireplaces can’t compete with the snap-crackle-pop of real wood burning within a hearth turned wonderfully warm b
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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:00 am

Downtown plan fizzles

 Plans for apartments, shops and a cultural center at an empty downtown church in Springfield are on the rocks.Former Ward 8 Ald. Irv Smith has sued his partner in the project, developer Dan Mulc
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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:00 am

Decatur’s finest get their man

Dennis Kendall didn’t finish high school, but at 32, he was a homeowner in Decatur before his world came crashing down.He began roofing at the age of 13, his family says, and was once employed by th

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