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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 04:26 am

Homeless shelter makes changes and seeks donations to make ends meet

Without access to a car, 49-year-old Lloyd McCullough walks more than four miles, six days a week, to get from Helping Hands shelter on the corner of 11th and Adams streets to his stocking job at Mena...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 04:45 pm

Park district hires executive director’s fiancée to fill eliminated position

For about two months this summer, the Springfield Park District’s main receptionist position was held by the girlfriend, now fiancée, of Mike Stratton, the executive director of the $11 m...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:03 am

Sanitary district examining ways to improve stream water quality

Poor water quality plagues two Springfield streams, and part of the problem is the Springfield Metro Sanitary District, according to a recent study measuring fecal coliform bacteria, present in both h...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:14 pm

How slot machines and harness racing could change Springfield forever

Step right up! Welcome to the Illinois State Fairgrounds, where kids can milk cows, and cows can win ribbons and anyone 21 years and older can contribute to an electronic, press-a-button, hear-a-beep,...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 04:09 pm

Springfield producer revives vacant theater

Everything but the basic framework may be new, but the 60-year-old auditorium at 101 E. Lawrence Avenue will reopen next month with due honor to the past, says Scott Richardson, director with local co...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 05:47 am

Audit finds lax department oversight

The Illinois Department of Transportation last fiscal year spent more than $33 million in overtime costs. But in several cases Illinois’ auditor general couldn’t tell why overtime was nece...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 04:11 pm

Donors thought money would help the homeless, the hungry and disease research

Over the last two years, the state of Illinois in order to pay its basic bills has seized more than $1.6 million from at least 15 different “charity” funds, to which Illinoisans voluntaril...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 07:25 am

Is the Clinton nuclear plant prepared for a Fukushima-level disaster?

On Friday, March 11, 2011, an afternoon earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude struck off the coast of Japan, unleashing a 14-meter tsunami that about an hour later would devastate the country’s Fukush...

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