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Opinion
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Sometimes, they’re different things

 To say that Springfield is going ga-ga over a comprehensive plan would be an exaggeration in more ways than one.Peppered with quotes from Myron H. West, a planner who helped author the city’s
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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am

ALPLM ends interlibrary loans

A copy of A Survey Of The Ishams In England And America: Eight Hundred And Fifty Years of History and Genealogy is in the wind.Published in 1938, the 672-page tome that traces the ancestry of the Isha
Breaking News
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 12:00 am

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, arbitrator says

Freshly arrived in our mailbox this morning is a copy of arbitrators’ decision in labor negotiations between the union representing city police officers and the city. And it appears to be a defea
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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 It was July 13, 1864, when Wilmer Dickerson of Jacksonville came across a chilling sight while marching through Georgia.After nearly three years as a Union soldier, Dickerson had been through se
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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am

Fender bender ended in death

 Tears flowed on both sides of the courtroom well this week as a man convicted of killing a man with Springfield roots was sent to prison more than four years after the fact.Sangamon County Assoc
Opinion
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am

But Langfelder opposes welcoming resolution

 Where elected officials live has a lot to do with what they say.In California, the mayor of Salinas, along with the United Farm Workers and immigrant groups, opposed a welcoming city resolution
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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

City keeps shooting self in foot

 October wasn’t a good month for the city of Springfield.First came a damning report commissioned by Sangamon County, whose hired consultant, tasked with figuring out ways to improve the local
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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Claims negligence led to mishap

 A man critically injured a year ago when a traffic pillar fell on his head near the Old State Capitol has sued Springfield and the state of Illinois, saying that he has suffered permanent brain

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