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Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:09 am

Free news services take over where newspapers left off

 At one point in time, the newspaper business was seen as a “cash cow,” says Jon Whitney, Illinois Press Foundation board member and publisher of Carroll County Review. But there’s been a s...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:10 am
 Stormy Daniels walked from her car to the Lincoln statue on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol, gave her brief prepared remarks and left without taking questions. She was protesting the �...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:08 am

Edwards, Langfelder vie for votes

Frank Edwards acknowledges many things.He isn’t polished. He isn’t warm and fuzzy. He’s an underdog. And the man who would be Springfield mayor also is prone to thinking out loud, saying things...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:07 am

Through decades of housing and zoning regulations, Springfield and other cities have enshrined racial segregation in local codes

 This story is part of a series on segregation in Illinois that resulted from a six-month Governing magazine investigation. Part 1 appeared in Illinois Times Feb. 7 under the headline, “Segrega...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:09 am

The Green Book told visitors where they would be welcome in Springfield

 Imagine taking your family on vacation or traveling to visit out-of-town relatives, but not knowing where you would be able to stop to eat, use the restroom or spend the night. For decades, that...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:09 am
 If you think campaign yard signs are litter on a stick, ask Ben Griffin.Eight years ago, Griffin zoomed from political unknown to a player in contests for seats on the Nashville Metro Council in...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:09 am

Springfield joins the battle against King Alcohol

 On Jan. 16, 1919, the United States had ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, making it illegal to make, transport or sell alcoholic beverages in America as of 1920. The following Sun...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:09 am

In Springfield – and in cities across the country – government policies keep racial segregation in place

 It didn’t take Silas Johnson long after he moved to Springfield to identify the border that separates the black section of the city from the white one.Growing up in Mississippi as the civil ri...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:01 am

The future of Republicans in Illinois

 With the unpopular term of Gov. Bruce Rauner and divisive politics of President Donald Trump, coupled with a state that’s been losing population and a shifting demographic, Republican leaders ...

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