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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 02:10 pm

So many candidates, so few bold ideas

Every candidate has ideas for what they will do when they are elected mayor. Spend more wisely, they say. Encourage business growth, develop the medical district and bring in more tourists. Get rid of...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 03:36 pm

Proposed parking fine increase causes clash in city council

Parking in Springfield is cheap. Visitors from Chicago sometimes joke that it’s cheaper to get a parking ticket here than to simply pay the meter in their city. But that could change with a prop...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 05:49 am
Strolling along Macoupin Creek in October, environmentalists observed in the middle of the day flowing water the color of a moonless night sky. While the samples they grabbed weren’t analyzed at...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 01:57 pm

Volunteers build new playground in a single day

A new playground in Springfield’s Gehrmann Park will serve as an anchor in a neighborhood that is revitalizing itself one step at a time.On Sept. 25, about 200 volunteers converged on Gehrmann P...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 03:53 am

Green spaces, safety, economic development on list of goals

A Springfield-based community group is hoping to make the contentious arrival of high-speed rail into a blessing by making sure 30 percent of the jobs from the project go to local disadvantaged worker...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 12:58 am

City snatches up 41 properties before sale

An annual countywide property auction last week brought in $40,000 more this year than last, but county officials say the total could have been even more.On Aug. 11, Sangamon County held its yearly pu...
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...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 08:35 am

Bush makes LBJ look like a fiscal conservative

Untitled Document George W. Bush likes to pose as the Texas president — in the rough-hewn, rancher model of Lyndon Baines Johnson. However, Bush isn’t actually a T...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 10:42 am

Advocates plan for next week’s closing of Springfield’s emergency shelter

Untitled Document As the Springfield Overflow Shelter’s final day in operation for the 2007-08 season draws near, it appears that a local homeless advocacy gro...

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