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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
News
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
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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
Music
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
Feature
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
News
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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Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Towing fee upheld by judge

 The city of Springfield has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Calvin Christian, who had claimed that the city’s towing-fee ordinance was unconstitutional.Christian sued after he was arrested m
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Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00 am

Still mum on political future

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston sounded both like a candidate and a politician ready to ride into the sunset during a speech last Friday at Citizens Club.He boasted of accomplishments that includ
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Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00 am

Critics question influence on institution

 A struggle for control of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum isn’t just a matter of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which now calls the shots, versus the institutio
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Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

SJ-R owner back on buying spree

 GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, is back in a buying mode, having recently made a deal to acquire the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, according to recent media

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