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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, Sept. 16, 2010 09:55 am

Regan says Williamson showing “blatant disregard” for law

Doug Knight remembers several years ago when gangs tried to take claim to his business as their turf. He offered them a full refund to never return to Knight’s Action Park in Springfield, where ...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 04:54 am

Group says former director’s reforms should continue

A group of prison reform advocates says the recent resignation of the state’s corrections director is unfortunate, but the reforms he quietly enacted should continue.The unnamed group, which inc...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 08:58 am

School admits second-grader with service dog

A legal battle over a boy and his dog has ended, allowing an autistic second-grader to bring his service dog to school for good.In a ruling released Aug. 24, the Fourth District Appellate Court of Ill...
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 07:44 am

A year after passage, Illinois has yet to receive any money

A gambling expansion that is supposed to raise $300 million a year and help pay for statewide infrastructure improvements has yet to be implemented, more than a year after it became law. Gene O’Shea, spokesman for the Illinois Gaming Board, which regulates video gaming, says the board has no timeline for implementing the system. The Illinois Video Gaming Act, which legalizes ...
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 10:27 am

Stimulus money helps community clinic grow staff and services

Ask Racine Freeman how long she has been a patient at Capital Community Health Center in Springfield, and she chuckles.“A long time…a long time,” she says with fondness in her voice...
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...

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