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News
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:00 am

Mid-West switches formats, personalities; former owner reclaims Clear Channel stations

Untitled Document There’s change in the air, and we don’t just mean spring. The airwaves of the capital city are experiencing some turbulence, with an unusual number
News
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:00 am

Rape victim may withdraw suit against Frazier

Untitled Document There may be one less lawsuit in the never-ending saga of Renatta Frazier, the former Springfield Police officer who was falsely accused of failure to prevent t
News
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:00 am

Phoenix Center store to close Saturday

Untitled Document The Phoenix Center — a nonprofit organization that provides testing, counseling, and housing for people with HIV and AIDS — is closing its Marketpla
News
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:00 am

Community rallies to rebuild grandmother’s home

Untitled Document Volunteers are pouring heart and sole into rehabilitating the home of Dorothy Milford, the 70-year-old grandmother profiled by Illinois Times two weeks ago [see
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:00 am

Legislation to require breath-alcohol ignition devices stirs controversy

Untitled Document Picture this: You’ve got floor seats for a sold-out concert, a date with the object of your obsession, a full set of fresh threads, and your hair looking
Feature
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 12:00 am

After 50 years in public office, Irv Smith talks about George Ryan, Bill Cellini, and old-school politics

Untitled Document Irv Smith wanted to be a Democrat. It was 1956, and Smith, then a young schoolteacher, was considering a run for precinct committeeman. He had grown up acros
News
Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:00 am

City defendants get some muscle in Larry Washington case

Untitled Document Springfield taxpayers will pay for top-flight private attorneys to defend three former police officers — two who were fired and one who has multiple lawsu
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:00 am

Rejected Springfield firefighter applicant shines as Chicagoland police officer

Untitled Document Maybe you remember Michael Newman. For a few months, in the summer of 2005, he made news as the guy who wanted to be a Springfield firefighter but was disqualif
News
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 12:00 am

Grandmother, struggling to keep six kids in safe housing, seeks community’s help

Untitled Document Dorothy Milford was feeding quarters into a washing machine when the Laundromat television brought her startling news: A massive hurricane had devastated New Or
News
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 12:00 am

Public works employees punished after snowstorm

Untitled Document With scores of city employees facing discipline for an alleged work stoppage during the mid-February winter storm, at least a dozen snowplow drivers say they

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