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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Bug lovers heed the butterfly’s scream

 Snail darters are ugly, spotted owls are hard to spot, but no one has anything bad to say about butterflies, which helps explain why nearly 100 environmentalists, farmers, academics and others g
Feature
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:00 am

City pushes for Hunter Lake. Again.

 Not long after an epic drought, good news arrived.“After what Springfield went through in 1954, it is heartening to know that the city’s water supply will be wholly adequate for the next 20
News
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 12:00 am

Says he was disciplined for reporting rape

A former inmate will collect $450,000 to settle his lawsuit filed after he was disciplined for reporting that he had been repeatedly raped by a cellmate.
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Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 12:00 am

Master sergeant was driving 108 mph

The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s office expects to investigate a fatal collision between a Decatur woman who died shortly after the May accident and an Illinois State Police m
News
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Campaign for 99th District seat in full swing

 Tony DelGiorno, the sole Democrat to defeat a Republican for a seat on the Sangamon County board in 2012, is hoping history will repeat itself this fall as he faces Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez in
News
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Judicial race features sons of judges

Candidates for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court in Springfield have at least one thing in common.Both Rick Verticchio of Carlinville, a Democrat, and Ryan Cadagin of Springfield, a Republican, are
News
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Crutcher returning to city employment

Ken Crutcher, who worked as city finance director under former Mayor Tim Davlin, has been hired as finance director for City Water, Light and Power.“Ken specializes in finance, legal and administrat
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Tastes change with the weather

 When it comes to cocktails, fall is a tweener season.Not too hot, not too cold, autumn demands beverages that can, at once, warm and refresh the palate. It’s a time to get reacquainted with li
Music
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Little old band from Texas closes fair

For ZZ Top, Oct. 23, 2013, was, in part, the measuring stick for last Sunday’s grandstand show to close the state fair.It was barely three years ago that the three-same-guys-three-same-chords (just
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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Chatham temple eyes expansion

 At sunset one recent Thursday, Dr. Dharmendra Nimavat pauses outside the Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield, where he is installing new flags to replace storm-tattered banners.New complete-with

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