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Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:00 am
On June 2, a group of statewide public health professionals participated in a Rural Health Summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield in an effort to decrease Illinois’ heroin and opioid death
Cap City
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:00 am
The City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works is currently resurfacing several streets in the city’s older core, and that process is revealing some hidden history. In some places, like Laurel A
Cap City
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
 After more than eight months closed to the public for reasons no one quite understands, the Illinois State Museum in Springfield is likely to reopen soon, along with most of its satellite facili
Cap City
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
In 1898, Springfield hosted the nation’s first orphanage for African-American children, which operated here until 1933. The orphanage’s second building, erected in 1904, still stands at 427 S. 12t
Cap City
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
May 23 marked the first sign of victory for the controversial Independent Map amendment, which would eliminate the General Assembly’s role in the redistricting process. At least 290,216 petition sig
Cap City
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
On June 4 at 10 a.m., Prevent Child Abuse Illinois will host its seventh annual Illinois Walk for Children featuring Spiderman and Ironman at the YMCA Gus and Flora Kerasotes location. According to a
Cap City
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am
From now until Sept. 30, CrimeStoppers of Sangamon and Menard county will be presenting information about 10 cold case homicides to the public on a biweekly basis. A cold case is an unsolved homicide
Cap City
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am
Ivan Maras of Rochester doesn’t speak Spanish, so how did he become part of a Puerto Rican regiment of the U.S. Army during the Korean War? Through a twist of history, Maras last month joined his fe
Cap City
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am
Mariah Brooks, a junior at Springfield Southeast High School, competed in the national Poetry Out Loud contest May 3 in Washington, D.C. The contest is a national poetry recitation competition that cr
Cap City
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am
In his new book, The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois, political historian Robert E. Hartley describes the fascinating period of about 30 years when southern Illinois lawmakers dominated the Illinois

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