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Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am

Group says it’s confused about Johnson’s vote

A group of 15 to 20 individuals and members of Action Now gathered outside Republican headquarters in Springfield May 10 to protest and question the decision making of U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson.  Joh
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am
Gov. Pat Quinn’s pension proposal has led to an increase in state employees applying for retirement, which could negatively affect Springfield businesses. According to the State Employees Retire
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Shedding pounds and making lifestyle changes at the YMCA

On Jan. 9, 1990, Dave Morris experienced a life-changing event. So on Jan. 9 this year he decided to change his life again. He enrolled in the YMCA Lose Big contest. Morris was in his garage working o
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am

Land preservation group continues to grow

When the Friends of the Sangamon Valley – formerly known as the Friends of Carpenter Park – was established in 1998, the organization began by targeting one piece of land to preserve. The
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield physician urges honesty in the exam room

A middle-aged man sits in a chair in a Springfield exam room, facing Dr. Joshua Ellison of North Dirksen Medical Associates, a division of Memorial Physician Services. As Ellison looks through the man
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Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am

Better yet, don’t buy it in the first place

Abby Walden believes that before Springfield residents start to consider recycling their trash, they should first be aware of the goods they are purchasing.“Products that cannot be reused, you s
Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield Xpress wants to bring community together

When Steffen Spinks was a young boy growing up in Manteca, Calif., his mother didn’t want him to spend his time playing basketball. She encouraged Spinks to get involved in other sports because
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am

Latest project focuses on women with breast cancer

Springfield filmmaker Kimberly Conner says there are many advantages to filming movies in Springfield. “Springfield is an excellent place to make films because you don’t have a lot of the


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