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News
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
Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 12:00 am

Hunter Lake opponents say water conservation should be considered. CWLP says it already has been.

The proposal to build Hunter Lake has been around for so long that its opponents have come up with plenty of reasons why Springfield can live without it. At a recent hearing held by the I
News
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 12:00 am

Developmentally disabled seek shift away from institutional care

At first Catherine Dennis seems like any other mother. Every day the Auburn native wakes up, gets her son ready and heads to Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services in Springfield, where sh
News
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 12:00 am

Will this work on the east side of Springfield?

Gail Simpson envisions a brighter future for east Springfield, complete with bustling thoroughfares, attractive mixed-income housing, and diverse residents. “There’s a lot of
News
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 12:00 am

No tax increase, but CWLP will help pay the bill

Last week Mayor Tim Davlin released his fiscal year 2010 budget, announcing that a once-anticipated hike in property or sales taxes is not needed to buoy the city’s projected $12.6 million sho
News
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 12:00 am

Attorney General partners with craigslist to clean up online erotica

In Springfield, a city that hasn’t exactly embraced craigslist, an online classifieds community, there were 54 “women4men” postings in the erotic services section earlier
News
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 12:00 am

Will Hunter Lake win approval from residents, authorities?

In February 2001, Donald Hanrahan and 18 other Springfield-area residents protested Hunter Lake at a hearing held by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Nearly eight years later, they’r

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