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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 03:52 am

50 years of entertainment at the Illinois State Fair

It wasn’t too long ago that the popular rock band Hootie and the Blowfish sold out the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair. In 1995, the year after late author David Foster Wallace wrote about...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 02:57 pm

No charges for second assailant, victim’s sister seeks closure

On a mild November night in 1993, three young men  went into a below-ground stairwell at Ridgely Elementary Schoolm 2040 N. Eighth St., in Springfield. Two of them left on foot; the third left in...
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, Aug. 5, 2010 02:37 pm

Director resigns, union and advocates call for reform of failing system

Three weeks after the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice announced his resignation, two different studies are calling for major changes in the troubled agency’s operations.K...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 08:54 pm

Scott Lee Cohen pushes on as independent in governor race

Illinois hasn’t heard the last of Scott Lee Cohen. After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor in the February primary election, Cohen bowed out of the race, an...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 04:07 am
After seven months of silence, Springfield’s public access television channel may soon return to the airwaves, but the group trying to secure the channel’s future has no means to produce...
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, July 15, 2010 10:32 pm

Rich Whitney’s long shot campaign

If you knew where to look you might have seen him – bearded, bespectacled and biking through Springfield. Looking more like a college professor than a politician, the Green Party candidate for g...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 06:33 am

Illuminati Motor Works hits the track with 500 mpg electric car

In a garage-turned-workshop south of Divernon sits what could be the future of personal transportation. Surrounded by spare parts and power tools is a made-from-scratch car that looks like something a...

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