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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 am
SIU Medical School is going all out for African-American History Month, hosting a plethora of history- and diversity-themed events throughout February at 801 N. Rutledge St. Check out a handful of his
Cap City
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 am
Hockey has a reputation as a pretty tough game. Any sport in which referees let the players fight until someone ends up on the ice isn’t for the weak. (At one Boston Bruins game in 1979, Bruins
Cap City
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 12:00 am
There’s something intriguing about solar power – the way it turns sunlight directly into useable electricity without the hassle of steam, fossil fuels or motors. It’s beautifully sim
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 12:00 am
Shatriya Smith is attempting to walk the extra mile in support of Illinois’ 96th district Democratic state representative candidate Winston Taylor. There’s just one problem: both of S
Cap City
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 12:00 am
Keeping that new year’s resolution to get in shape can be next to impossible if you try to do it alone. But if you don’t mind a little cold weather, you can get some motivation and support
Cap City
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 12:00 am
In an election year, nothing is more important to a potential voter than getting to the root of the issues and understanding where a candidate stands on those issues.Susan Nightingale, president and c
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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 12:00 am
Fax machines and VCRs might be so yesterday as the 21st century nears teenhood, but that doesn’t mean that such electronic junk belongs in the trash.Beginning this month, it is illegal to dump u
Cap City
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 12:00 am
Mosquito abatement districts. Tuberculosis sanitarium districts.Not exactly stuff that sets civic hearts afire. But the Sangamon County Citizens’ Efficiency Commission is, nonetheless, examining
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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 12:00 am
Kids playing hopscotch is one thing.But after weeks of decorating downtown sidewalks with symbols, slogans and quotations, members of Occupy Springfield have gotten crosswise with police, who last wee
Cap City
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 12:00 am
Forty-thousand pounds. That’s about equal to the weight of 10 cars, two large elephants or about 210 grown men. It’s also the total weight of food given away to families in need by the Cen

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