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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:08 am

Area protests mounted against Senate tax bill, Net Neutrality vote

 One month into the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, resistance efforts in response to various policies of his administration have shown no sign of slowing. This week, Springfield has...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:07 am

Developers pay, but roads not fixed

 The city of Springfield has secured nearly $2.9 million from developers to pay for road improvements, but most of the money hasn’t been spent.Just two of 10 road projects for which the city ha...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:06 am

Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grants

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says that monies from tax increment financing accounts should be distributed as loans instead of outright grants that don’t have to be repaid.“We need to go...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:05 am

Liberal couple broadcasts nationwide

 He could be anywhere. In front of you in the HyVee checkout line, or maybe behind. Go to church? Careful, now: The man known as Driftglass is an usher. The church’s name, like Driftglass’s t...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:06 am

Inmate rises from hospital bed

 Sometimes, it pays to get your butt kicked. Ask Michael Goldsberry, erstwhile denizen of the Sangamon County jail.Goldsberry, who has a history of drug offenses and a problem with methamphetamin...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:08 am

ALPLM ends interlibrary loans

A copy of A Survey Of The Ishams In England And America: Eight Hundred And Fifty Years of History and Genealogy is in the wind.Published in 1938, the 672-page tome that traces the ancestry of the Isha...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 03:07 am
 It is noon. Terry Purcell of Springfield and John (Oz) Osborn of Rochester stand at the bottom of the stairs of a 14-story building, ready to race to the top – for the 10th time in the past ho...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:08 am
 It was July 13, 1864, when Wilmer Dickerson of Jacksonville came across a chilling sight while marching through Georgia.After nearly three years as a Union soldier, Dickerson had been through se...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:06 am

Fender bender ended in death

 Tears flowed on both sides of the courtroom well this week as a man convicted of killing a man with Springfield roots was sent to prison more than four years after the fact.Sangamon County Assoc...

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