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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 12:00 am

Volunteers near completion of restoration project

Untitled Document For more than a year, volunteers from Hope Evangelical Church and Loving God Out Loud ministry have been working to restore the 16th Street home of Dorothy Milford,
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 12:00 am

Even admirers of Alaska governor Palin question her qualification for Veep

A friend of mine recently called Barack Obama. Just dialed his cell number, then fell off his chair when the potential president actually answered. My friend freaked and clicked off without
Fall Guide
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Soak up the season while harvesting berries and apples

Many days, Mother Nature locks you indoors and keeps you there with her sweltering heat or bone-chilling cold, soul-sapping humidity or ear-warping wind, rain, snow, sleet, thund
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield attorney John Myers says cornfields are not blighted areas

There's an old saying: "You can't fight city hall." And nowhere has that adage proved more true than on the issue of Tax Increment Financing districts, or TIFs — an eye-glazingly
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Defamation suit by NAACP official dismissed

Carl Madison, former president of the Springfield branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has lost another round in his lawsuit against Renatta Frazier, the
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Businessman pays $8,000 a month to keep his name out of murder case

Untitled Document A well-financed plan to polish the public image of a wealthy businessman suspected of involvement in a notorious double homicide may have backfired this month when d
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 12:00 am

When a cop charged with 49 felonies pleads guilty to two misdemeanors and goes free, there’s clearly something rotten in Danville. But what?

On the morning of April 11, 2007, David Lewis appeared before a Vermilion County grand jury in response to a subpoena. As a part-time police officer for the village of Belgium, Il
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 12:00 am

Kids hope to float environmental theme in state-fair parade

At least one float in tonight's Illinois State Fair parade is going to look like trash. I know, because I saw it Monday afternoon. Designed to suggest a state capitol building, it consists o
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Family, friends, and strangers reach out to aid Stuebs family

Jason Stuebs grew up in a family so big, they would peel and mash an entire 5-pound bag of potatoes to serve at a meal. His big brother Dale Logerquist calls it "the Brady Bunch s
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Riot commemorations to conclude with speaker on racial reconciliation

The series of "solemn assemblies" put together by a coalition of religious leaders to commemorate the Springfield race riot of 1908 will conclude Saturday with a service unlike the previous


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