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Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Medical school claimed employees no longer belonged to union

 They took a firm stand, and then they promptly retreated.In late April, SIU School of Medicine in Springfield surprised about 230 employees by not deducting their union dues from their paychecks...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Almost 90 percent of the “Yes for Independent Maps” petition entries tossed as invalid by the Illinois State Board of Elections this month were for people who were either not registered to v...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Assumption Fest opens Thursday, June 26, in the small town of Assumption but the lineup is anything but small. Recently added to the parade on Saturday, June 28, is the vehicle and color guard,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Central Illinois’ largest Independence Day fireworks display takes place Friday, June 27. Rock the Dock is famous for its fireworks launched from barges on Lake Springfield in front of Lake Sp...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Families will have the opportunity to discover where food from their dinner plates comes from during Amazing Agriculture at the Illinois State Museum Saturday, June 28. Activities planned includ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 As we wrap up the last weekend in June 2104 (just so you know how fast we’re spinning), the bands are back and the bars (and other venues) are booming. Let’s take a look-see.Back in the earl...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 How lucky it is to be young and in a band! Young Luck began in mid-November of 2012 when Fedor and the Power Trio morphed into a kicking band blowing down the road like a rock ’n’ roll freig...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 “It kills me that the folks who freak out over ‘illegal immigrants streaming over the border to steal American jobs’ are often the same folks who love $0.99 boxes of strawberries …. Don�...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Film critic Gene Siskel once put forth the notion that reviewing comedies was a useless exercise. He felt that comedy was a subjective genre and that while he might think something was funny, ot...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. B...

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