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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 09:15 am

Will tougher enforcement improve shabby housing on the east side?

If its aldermen were running Springfield’s fire stations, the city would have burned down years ago. On Oct. 18 the Springfield City Council passed a complex new ordinance that stiffened the pen...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 09:56 am

Linking east side to Decatur provides urban representation

A new election map approved by the Illinois General Assembly could result in better representation for Springfield’s east side.Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner testified at a May 24 hearing of the Illin...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:01 pm
When Michael Pittman first began publishing the Capital City Courier newspaper in Springfield in 2006, he wanted to address issues facing an African-American audience – issues he says often aren...
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...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 03:31 pm

$1.2 million will build new houses and demolish others

In late September, The Springfield Project, which spawned TSP-Hope, secured a $1.26 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support TSP-Hope’s overhaul of the neighborhood’s housing. The money will help pay for 11 new homes and the demolition of 25 abandoned properties within the area bounded by Cook Street and South Grand Avenue between 11th Street a...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:09 pm

Springfield boxing club searches for a home

Michael has been training as a boxer since he was eight, joining about 20 other kids on the Springfield Housing Authority’s Cobras boxing team. Their leader is local legend Luther Howell, a successful amateur boxer during the 1950s and a boxing coach for more than 30 years. He has churned out at least seven winners of the famed Golden Gloves boxing tournament, and he trained big boxing names...

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