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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:08 am

AP progress slow in schools

 Two years after Springfield School District 186 started paying more attention to advanced placement classes, the district acknowledges slow progress.“We want to do better, and we know our stud...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:07 am

First museum to send back objects to Australian indigenous peoples

 The Illinois State Museum is making national news in Australia. The Australian government recently announced that 42 culturally significant objects will soon be brought home from the United Stat...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:06 am
As the big day nears for GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, some folks are worried. On Nov. 14, stockholders in Gannett and New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:05 am
Following the example of departments elsewhere, the Springfield Police Department has instituted a Safe Passage program wherein folks who’ve fallen prey to drugs or alcohol can get help by showing u...
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 12:36 am

Judge criticizes McFarland

Gary Schmitt, who killed his father with a rock, then nearly killed two women with a knife, will remain locked up at McFarland Mental Health Center instead of being released to a Springfield group...
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 03:56 pm

ALPLM foundation CEO resigns

Carla Knorowski, chief executive officer of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, has resigned. In a press release, the foundation says that Knorowski has accepted a position as p...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:07 am

THR assets up for auction

 What’s bigger than a Hummer but smaller than an elephant?Dregs from the empire that was once THR and Associates, an erstwhile buy-and-sell Springfield outfit that declared bankruptcy seven yea...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:06 am
Before we know it, leaves will turn, it’ll be dark by supper and frost will be on pumpkins, if not inside homes, which are getting tougher to keep warm without taking out second mortgages. City Wate...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:01 am
The owner of Osaka, a Japanese restaurant on Wabash Avenue, might be relying on Grubhub for awhile after being sentenced to six months of home confinement for tax evasion. The sentence entered against...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:06 am

Three Springfield High students return from a year overseas

 “I learned so much about myself and discovered how to deal with situations in a different way,” says Maia Ojugbele, a Rotary Youth Exchange student who spent a year in Taiwan. Maia, Mandy Ly...


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