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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:10 am

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, grassroots protest is thriving in central Illinois

All across the country, a new surge of grassroots activism is taking place, frequently spearheaded by citizens who had not necessarily been politically involved previously. Often growing out of social...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 am

$15 million governor’s mansion restoration anchors nearby projects

 The fountain is gone. You can tell because a wide treeless dirt path, accented by a large mound of gravel, offers an unimpeded view of the empty space where it once stood. The north entrance is...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:13 am

Solar eclipse promises a truly cosmic experience

 “For some people, it is a life-changing event,” said Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of astronomy-physics at University of Illinois Springfield, regarding the upcoming solar eclipse...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:12 am
 • Fifteen total eclipses have been recorded somewhere in the continental United States in the last 150 years. One that was visible as a partial eclipse in this area happened on Feb. 26, 1979....
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:11 am
Danenberger Family Vineyards: “Soleil Noir – Solar Eclipse Bash” featuring six bands, food, souvenir wine glass and safety glasses. Begins 12 p.m., tickets available at dfv.yapsody.com/event/ind...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:11 am

New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard is a dirt car king

Yeah, Roy so cool,That racing fool, he don’t know what fear’s about.He do 130 mile an hour, smiling at the cameraWith a toothpick in his mouth.– Jim CroceBefore the evening’s first green flag...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:09 am

The Land of Lincoln is the country’s largest de facto nuclear waste dump

 Under a federal measure passed 30 years ago, the spent fuel from America’s nuclear reactors is supposed to be permanently buried out in the Mojave Desert, tucked deep under a mountain, far fro...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:09 am

Camp Compass makes learning fun

 “If you don’t want to come to Camp Compass, that’s too bad for you because we have a lot of fun here,” said Donovan, a fifth-grader attending the free six-week summer program serving low...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:11 am

Parking meters due for updating

 There is plenty of parking in downtown Springfield – that’s what the experts say. Parking downtown is a huge headache – that’s what a lot of people think.The truth lies somewhere in betw...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:08 am

A memorial to one becomes a memorial to many

 Memorial. What a fitting middle name for Lincoln Memorial Garden. The founders of this gem on the shore of Lake Springfield envisioned a living memorial to honor Abraham Lincoln and his associat...


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