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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:00 am

Engineering study has city taking a hard look at Hunter Lake proposal

Untitled Document After years of debate, the city of Springfield may be close to making a decision on whether to proceed with the construction of Hunter Lake. The controve
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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Ruth Capler isnt stuck in a cramped and crummy rental anymore. Too bad hundreds of other poor folks in Springfield cant say the same thing.

Untitled Document Ruth Capler never imagined that she would own a home. The soft-spoken, stalwart mother raised all six of her kids in rental apartments across
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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Lincoln Library escapes chopping block, looks to future

Untitled Document During a special meeting of the Springfield City Council last week, aldermen slashed the city’s fiscal year 2009 budget — five firefight
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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Council inches closer to approving city budget

Untitled Document The city administration handed out a revised fiscal year 2009 budget at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, but some aldermen complained that the newly-crunch
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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 am

City recruits an expert to tackle pension problem

Untitled Document Just call him our resident “Mr. Fix-It.” Timothy Bramlet became Springfield’s newest financial adviser after signing on as chairman of
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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 am

A few stories about Bliss, Love, and Flowers — on Valentine’s Day

Untitled Document Joyce Faulkner thought our readers would enjoy reading about her parents’ long love story and how they met. When we found out that her parents were Mr. an
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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 12:00 am

Next year Abe turns 200 and in his three home states the party starts now

Untitled Document He was born in Kentucky, grew to manhood in Indiana, and became the nation’s leader as an Illinoisan. Now, all three states that lay
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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 12:00 am

CWLP rate request clouds second lake proposal

Untitled Document During a budget hearing last week, Ward 1 Ald. Frank Edwards sat dumbfounded as City Water, Light & Power general manager Todd Renfrow announced to the alde
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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 12:00 am

Preston Jackson gets commission for riot sculpture

Untitled Document Preston Jackson’s bronze and steel sculptures — from his “Martin Luther King Memorial Bronze Bust” in Danville to his “Stainless S
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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 12:00 am

Council Republicans want more details about the city’s newest hires

Untitled Document Undeterred by this month’s hiring freeze veto, Republican aldermen continue to keep employee head count and salaries at the forefront of the city budget d

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