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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am
When the city of Springfield in 2014 forked out more than $1.5 million to buy the oversized block just north of the governor’s mansion, civic leaders, to borrow a phrase from The Trumpster, called i
Cap City
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am
Way back in the 1980s, archaeologists who excavated an ancient burial mound near Jacksonville found the remains of 22 people, plus an infant plus a puppy. Except it wasn’t a puppy. Thanks to someone
Cap City
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am
Nearly 40 years ago, the cover story on the Feb. 19, 1976, issue of Illinois Times pondered how White Oaks Mall would affect Springfield’s downtown and the much less developed (at the time) west sid
Cap City
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am
Remember Adam Stock and Stephen Castleman? They’re the Central Management Services employees who helped themselves to a truckload of state-owned chairs from the state fairgrounds shortly before Chri
Cap City
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:00 am
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released its 2016 Annual Holiday Survey this week, providing a glimpse at how Illinois employers will handle paid holidays in 2016. The survey of 483 firms showed that
Cap City
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:00 am
There hasn’t been much going on at the Capitol complex lately, at least outwardly. The General Assembly is spending most days at home, mired in a weird war of attrition with the governor as Illinois
Cap City
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am
Illinois may not strike people as a diverse ecosystem, but this state actually has a wealth of native species that create surprisingly different environments. In southern Illinois, for example, you’
Cap City
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am
A nationwide design blog recently recognized one of Springfield’s own as an industry leader. Last week, Jeff Sommers of Square Root Architecture + Design in Springfield was named a “groundbreaker�
Cap City
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:00 am
The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but it’s too late to prevent some of the damage caused by its closing. The museum system, with its main ca
Cap City
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:00 am
Call it the scofflaw express. Starting Jan. 1, Sangamon County will start mailing out offers that many speeders and other minor traffic violators can’t refuse. Instead of making people go to the cou

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