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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:32 am

Community effort to recognize 1908 race riots nationally underway

 U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, has put his name on a bill that would designate the area where remains of the 1908 Springfield race riots were uncovered as a national monument.  Raci...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:31 am
Gun dealers around the state have been hit with a new law that will impact more than who buys firearms. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 337 on Jan. 17, a holdover piece of legislation from the 1...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:30 am

Mayor’s relatives join city payroll

At least four relatives of Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder have gotten city jobs since the mayor took office in 2015.A nephew who worked a $10-per-hour temporary job at the public works department in...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:08 am
 The Springfield Police Department is now one of just a handful of law enforcement agencies around the country that has a Homeless Outreach Team.Homelessness isn’t isolated to one part of Sprin...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:07 am
 The Pillsbury Mills neighborhood is next on the list for health care professionals who are attempting to affect positive change in Springfield, block by block.The U.S. Census Bureau estimated th...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:06 am

City mulls Far East TIF expansion

Springfield visitors who take the South Grand Avenue exit off Interstate 72 may think they’ve ended up in Detroit instead of Illinois’ capital. If those same visitors make a right on to 16th Stree...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:05 am

Money and weed in Illinois

 With growing support among politicians and the public, Illinois could likely legalize recreational marijuana as soon as next year. But, passing legislation may hinge on where the revenue will go...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:07 am

Habitat for Humanity denies allegations

 The sides can’t agree on what happened, and so at least one thing must be true: Someone is either lying or mistaken.Alex and Taylor Walker say they were the subject of discrimination at the ha...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:07 am

Deaf victims of violence are about to get the attention they need

 Victims of domestic or sexual violence often don’t reach out for help or report incidents to law enforcement. For deaf women, the barriers are even greater. Deaf Wings is an initiative of the...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:08 am

Springfield doctor gets national attention

 A recent story in New Yorker magazine paints a Springfield radiologist as a physician who’s moved from the fringe of vaccine controversies to the outer limit of child abuse experts.Before beco...

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