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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Leading Springfield to a future of health and fitness

Fitness is in. We’ve all seen enough alarming articles about obesity in America to know that something has to change, and there are plenty of people in Springfield trying to do something about it. W...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

A different kind of mural pops up in Springfield

 Though it started as mere vandalism, modern graffiti has become an art form, and it’s making an appearance in Springfield – without defacing anyone’s property.A team of graffiti artists kn...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 06:38 pm
If education is a path to success, getting students to show up is a step in the right direction. That’s why Springfield Public Schools and the Faith Coalition for the Common Good are rolling out...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 05:10 pm

Behavior program’s fate uncertain

In the fall of 2009, one Springfield elementary student was sent to the office for discipline 30 different times. The next semester, that number was down to 12 visits, with only three before he became...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 02:08 pm

Small-town support helps family fight cancer

Probably never realizing how her friends and neighbors would later prove her right, Christy Codron Bailey explained several months ago on the school district webpage why she so enjoyed teaching at Aub...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 02:22 pm

Rantoul neighborhood offers support and hope for kids, parents and seniors

On a quiet street in Rantoul sits a small neighborhood of 15 nondescript duplex houses, part of a larger subdivision built decades ago to house the families of pilots and workers at the now-closed Cha...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 07:41 am

Group formed to advocate improvements and respect

A slightly tense and confrontational passion filled the air of an old meeting room at Union Baptist Church on Springfield’s east side. Gathered there on a humid Thursday evening last week were m...
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:37 am

Lake Pointe Grill has an oven to die for

Untitled Document Every time I eat at the Lake Pointe Grill, I feel a twinge — and sometimes more than a twinge — of jealousy. It’s not because I want a rest...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 08:50 am

And it takes place this weekend

Untitled Document What could have possibly changed the man’s life and made it better? Was it a hug? Was it playing catch? Was it picking up a guitar or picking ...

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