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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Funding referendum could be on November ballot

Springfield Public Schools could ask taxpayers for a boost soon, but the school board first plans to make another round of budget cuts.At a school board meeting on Jan. 7, the board unanimously approv
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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield K9s find drugs in 25 percent of searches

Flip a coin and pick a side. Repeat 50 times. Chances are, you’ll guess the coin toss more often than drug-sniffing police dogs in Springfield found contraband in traffic stops during 2012.
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

DR. DAVID SPURGEON SUMNER Feb. 20, 1933-Nov. 24, 2013

 A beautiful Parisian streetscape, a sailboat race on the North Carolina coast, and a peaceful snowfall on frozen Lake Springfield: Those picturesque scenes and many more were the subjects of Dav
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

RICHARD ROGER “DICK” MORSE Feb. 24, 1944-May 28, 2013

Dick Morse of Springfield was “green” before it was even a thing.The influential architect helped create a community of environmentally conscious designers and participated in the renovation of nu
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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:00 am
 Samuel Johnson knew something was up before he even left the highway.  Just before midnight on Nov. 4, Johnson was returning from Bloomington in his Mitsubishi Diamante whe
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Opponents say deal was structured to skirt environmental regulations

One of Illinois’ largest energy companies has given away five power plants, following a decision by state regulators to give the new owners a temporary pass on pollution standards. Environmentalists
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
 Illinois lawmakers are considering an increase in minimum prison time for carrying a weapon under certain circumstances, but opponents say that won’t reduce crime. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel i
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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:00 am

Opponents look to delay approval of regulations

 Illinois is preparing to allow the use of a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, but environmentalists are hoping to delay the official go-ahead from state regulators while pu
Feature
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:00 am

UIS athletic director Kim Pate keeps her eye on the ball

 Three years ago, the athletic department at the University of Illinois Springfield faced criticism from several angles. Scandals large and small hinted at lax standards and a lack of accountabil

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