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Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:09 am

Heather Moore rises in Springfield Fire Department

As a basketball player, Heather Moore didn’t fit the mold.Chiefly, she was too short and too slight – vintage media guides from High Point University in North Carolina, her alma mater, list her at...
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:09 am

In a changing media landscape, the local NPR affiliate is determined to connect with listeners

 “NPR is one of the top news sources in the country today,” said Randy Eccles, general manager and publisher for NPR Illinois, the radio station housed at the University of Illinois Springfie...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:08 am

Meet ultramarathoner Joe Miller

“It was sooooo much fun. I met so many amazing, grit-filled and passionate people.” Most of us can’t imagine that reaction to running more than 24 hours to cover 100 miles, with the temperature...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:10 am

Cops take cash, cars and sometimes houses

 The case sounds simple.Acting on a tip, Springfield cops last July 26 served a search warrant at a Black Avenue home near Fairview Elementary School, finding a dozen marijuana plants in full bud...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:10 am
 You need to be really good at what you do. You’ve got to be an innovator while respecting tradition. An inspirational leader and a public servant. A mechanic, conservationist, lobbyist, financ...
Friday, March 30, 2018 12:01 am

Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer supports research at the Simmons Cancer Institute

 The annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer inspires and educates, while raising funds for cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU Medicine. The 9th annual Women’s Power L...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:11 am

Rube Goldberg elevates learning for fifth-grade engineers

 Everyone wins when Engineer in the Classroom (EITC) arrives in area fifth grades for 12 weeks each winter. Engineers from local firms visit participating classes – this year 12 – to generate...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:10 am

BLH Computers of Springfield does nationwide business in electronics recycling

 From the outside, BLH Computers, Inc. looks like a small nondescript storefront business, located in a strip mall on Stevenson Drive in Springfield. If you’ve ever needed to dispose of an outd...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:01 am

Landfill ban, recycling and “right to repair”

 Electronic waste, commonly called e-waste, is a huge issue worldwide. In 2016, 44.7 million metric tones (49.3 million U.S. tons) of e-waste were generated worldwide and only 20 percent was recy...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:10 am

A century on, Vachel Lindsay’s Golden Book is more prescription than prediction

In 1920, the Macmillan Company of New York City published The Golden Book of Springfield written by Springfield resident Vachel Lindsay. Like everything Lindsay did, the novel was a passion project, a...

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