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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 12:00 am

Meet Alexander Harris-Taylor, trash cop

Alexander Harris-Taylor deftly navigates his city-issued red sedan through the network of streets and snug alleyways in Enos Park, finally stopping in front of 315 E. Rafter. Bund
News
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 12:00 am

Minor drug offenses no longer criminal

Now that Ward 2 Ald. Gail Simpson pushed through an ordinance that classifies minor drug charges as city code violations instead of as criminal offenses, what effect will it have on Springfield?
News
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 12:00 am

Day center needs may be covered by expanding shelters

Springfield's homeless and their advocates have long promoted the idea of a separate day center, but as two local nonprofits expand their space and services, that need could be eliminated
History
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 12:00 am

There’s something for everyone at this weeklong celebration. Here’s your guide to bicentennial events.

Next week, Illinois’ favorite native son finally turns 200. After days, months, and even years of planning and preparing, Springfield residents will tip their hats to the 16th president in a
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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 12:00 am

Solar and wind energy expert to speak in Springfield

If people can spend $40,000 to add a garage to their home or $10,000 on a new swimming pool, Mark Bauer says, why not invest in solar or wind power? “We drop money into our homes for thi
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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 12:00 am

Cuts alone won’t be enough to fund $32 million a year

It seems hardly fair to ask new businesses to locate and invest in Springfield if Springfield isn’t willing to invest in itself. That’s the advice Jim Roth, a member of the Greater
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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 12:00 am

Zoning panel approves ordinance, sends it to city council

In the early ’90s as a lobbyist for Autosense International, Sam Cahnman had state legislation introduced requiring second-time DUI offenders to install breath-alcohol ignition inte
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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 12:00 am

Illinois Municipal Electric Agency leads by example

As Erin’s Pavilion at Southwind Park approaches completion and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation, it follows the path cleared by another notable S
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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 12:00 am

Pump testing is needed. And Springfield needs a plan.

Allen Wehrmann, the head of the Center for Groundwater Science at the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign, recently told Illinois Times that he’s not convinced that gravel pits, including

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