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Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 am

July 11 Corndog Kickoff to raise money toward museum

What do you do with 156 years of photos, programs, ribbons, exhibits and other memorabilia collected from the annual Illinois State Fair?
Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 am

Substance abuse providers predict dire consequences

The already difficult road to recovery for substance abusers is about to get tougher as service providers prepare to deal with massive state budget cuts, which will result in a loss of tr
Guest Opinion
Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 am
She served as the state’s First Lady, but lately Patti Blagojevich has been roughing it in the jungles of Costa Rica in NBC’s reality show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 am
For some, a trip to the Peoria area is sheer Par-A-Dice, as they seek to fatten their pockets on the riverboat. While the riverboat is a popular spot, the river city, about 70 miles north
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:00 am

Why Jefferson Middle School is sold on single-gender classrooms

In a quaint neighborhood on Springfield’s southeast side sits Springfield School District 186’s best-kept secret — Jefferson Middle School. On the surface, Jefferson resem
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 12:00 am

Residents complain about young disabled, but where will they go?

With complaints of prostitution, excessive noise and kids running in the hallways, it’s not surprising that the Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) is considering changing residency requiremen
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 12:00 am

From the Festival of Trees to First Night, here’s what to do for a special season

Untitled Document With the holiday season upon us, the Springfield community hosts a variety of celebrations that will have even Ebeneezer Scrooge joyfully singing, “ ’Tis the seas
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 12:00 am

New photo book reflects author’s passion for planes

To say that Job Conger is into airplanes would be an understatement. In fact, Conger's interest in aviation could easily be considered a love affair. It began with him photograph


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