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Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:00 am

Cops, victims and lawmakers team up

Aug. 31, 2003, is a day that Springfield’s Denny Pryor will never forget. A day that rocked his family to its core, causing an intense pain that has yet to cease. On that day, Pryor’s 18-y
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am

Here are festivals and attractions to get you headed toward the river

It’s known for its 630-foot arch that greets you upon entrance to its city, a site to behold. The “Gateway City” has much to offer. From festivals and fairs to amusement parks, conce
Performing Art
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 12:00 am

Springfield embraces artists of the spoken word

In a city largely absent of activities and events related to African American culture, Springfield’s black residents have long suffered from the “there’s-nothing-to-do syndrome.&rdqu
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 12:00 am

Screening for stroke can save your life

When Roy Wilkerson saw an ad last summer offering four screening tests for stroke and related illnesses for a total of only $120, the 83-year-old Springfield resident thought: “Why not?” A
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 12:00 am

Leshonda Rogers saw a need and had an idea. She started Primed for Life.

The result was the birth of Primed For Life. “Our role is to partner with clients and service agencies by acting as a bridge that ultimately leads to healthy, productive, self-aware and socially conscious citizens who have a positive impact on their families and communities,” explains Rogers. And while Rogers and her staff work hard to help parents, she is quick to add that she will not support reunifying a family if it is not in the best interest of the children.
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 12:00 am

Inmates sue saying soy makes them sick

Hamburger patties, mac and cheese, and pastries. Sounds appetizing. But a group of inmates recently filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), alleging the food is making t
Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am

Court orders DCFS to restore service cuts

As the Illinois General Assembly grapples with a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, Gov. Pat Quinn moved to slash funding from social service agencies, eliminating some program


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