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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am

Take a trip to Quincy

Skip the freeway and take a drive.The trip from Springfield to Quincy via Interstate 72 takes a couple hours, but spend an extra 20 minutes and head out Jefferson Avenue to the hinterland, then take U
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Goodwill cuts back

Under financial pressure, Land of Lincoln Goodwill has laid off more than a quarter of its retail workforce and cuts to the charity’s human services side are expected.“It’s just a bu
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Sports complex breaks ground

There was no ribbon cutting this time around, but dirt, finally, is being turned for new ballfields at the southern edge of Springfield.Bulldozers roared up last Friday, just one day after the three p
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Cop keeps job despite fib

A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy lied on the witness stand in a 2010 drug case but was never charged with a crime and is still on patrol.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Gumball defender says birds will pay the price

There was much excitement at the Rushton household last year when the prospect of getting something for nothing – well, almost nothing – arrived courtesy of the city of Springfield.For the
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor asks for investigation

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has asked Illinois State Police to figure out who has leaked police internal affairs files.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Cop gets mad after son flipped off

Det. Paul Carpenter of the Springfield Police Department threatened a couple and unleashed a stream of profanities last year
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Simpson fights liquor license

The proprietor of a Springfield restaurant who wants to serve alcohol to gay clientele is worried about the future of his business thanks to Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Yucky chicken prompts lawsuit

No one would argue that mechanically separated chicken qualifies as haute cuisine. Consider the official definition from the United States Department of Agriculture:“Mechanically separated poult


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