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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. 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. 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...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:07 am
 In one respect, at least, Poplar Place, a crumbling collection of duplex townhouses on the city’s east side, is beginning to resemble new west-side subdivisions where trees are just beginning...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:07 am
 The Illinois Stewardship Alliance promotes eating local, wholesome foods and supports local food producers. The Buy Fresh, Buy Local Central Illinois campaign – to connect farmers with eaters...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:06 am
 “I remember coming into the hospital for my interview and seeing the pride flag flying out front. I thought to myself, ‘It isn’t pride month, there must be some special event or something...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:24 am

Cleanest coal plants due to close

 That Vistra Energy would downsize its coal-fired power plant fleet in Illinois wasn’t a surprise.But environmentalists aren’t happy with the announcement last month that the company will clo...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:23 am

Question haunts Hunter Lake application

 Springfield’s quest to build a second water supply appears bogged down as the Army Corps of Engineers, which must issue a permit, is demanding more studies of a project first proposed more tha...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:07 am

Raffle draws bettors, suspicion

 Terry Farmer doesn’t like being called a crook, but that comes with the territory when you run a raffle that’s grown like a major league ballplayer on steroids.Should someone get lucky in to...

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