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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 12:00 am

New subcommittee aims to handle ignored infrastructure

As administration after administration ignores the city’s fractured streets and crumbling sidewalks, aldermen are finally stepping in to face and fix years of neglected infrastructure needs.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 12:00 am

Victims’ advocates say caps, overturned twice before, are still unfair

Untitled Document On Oct. 31, 2005, Abigaile LeBron was delivered via cesarean section at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park. She was born with cerebral palsy and severe brain damage.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 12:00 am

They’re off to a slow start, but the season is young. The Jr. Blues plan for a comeback.

A hockey coach with a little less optimism might see the return of only two veteran players as a season-staller, but not Chris Wyler. In fact, the Springfield Jr. Blues head coach welco
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 12:00 am

Physician/pastor takes message of unity to Urban League banquet

Wesley Robinson-McNeese was taught as a young child to disregard boundaries. He grew up as a member of an East St. Louis church, the same church that later introduced him to a world outsid
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 12:00 am

Opponents contend downsizing would cut representation, without much savings

Just as U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) promises reform on Capitol Hill if he's elected, five Democratic challengers running for the Sangamon County Board promote revolution here
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield African-Americans recall bad times and happy days

The Springfield African American History Foundation (SAAHF) has deposited the memories of 56 local African-Americans into a special collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library sin
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 12:00 am

Convention would be good for Springfield’s economy,

Bob Gray, president of the Citizens Club, steps to the podium in a third-floor room of the Hoogland Center for the Arts. In 1970, he reminds the members, legislators drafted a new state co
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 12:00 am
Dawn Dannenbring, a staff organizer with the Central Illinois Organizing Project, a faith-based community organization that promotes social justice issues, has watched as the number of home


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