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Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:25 am
 Henry Ford revolutionized both the automotive and the agricultural industry by producing affordable and reliable products for consumers. The Ford family is a piece of Americana and a part of tha...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:08 am

Hotel backers seek financing

 A bar and entertainment center featuring bowling and arcade games would be the main moneymakers at a proposed downtown Springfield hotel, according to a prospectus being circulated by a Chicago...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:07 am

Steri-Clean deals with hoarders, overdoses and crime scenes

 When a loved one dies of a suicide, violent crime or a drug overdose, the Sangamon County coroner gives the deceased’s family a list of biohazard businesses to help with cleanup needed in the...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:08 am

Four candidates vie for Ward 2 seat

 Among myriad issues, aldermanic candidates in Ward 2 face a common issue in the April 2 election: voter apathy.Four years ago, Ward 2 had the lowest turnout of any ward, with 20 percent of regis...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:07 am

Redpath says Lake 2 land could become a state park

 Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath and candidate Rev. T. Ray McJunkins are facing off again to represent the largest ward in the city. McJunkins, lead pastor at Union Baptist Church and a founder of...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:07 am
 Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi is used to having competition when it comes to politics and business. The alderman, who’s seeking a second term on the city council, has two opponents who have bo...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:05 am

Challenger criticizes McMenamin’s style

 The biggest issue in the race for Ward 7 alderman is the incumbent.Ald. Joe McMenamin has drawn the ire of fellow aldermen whom he has excoriated for accepting campaign contributions from labor...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:08 am

And that's just the beginning

 It’s a bird, it’s a plane…No, it’s paint flaking away from the upper reaches of the Old State Capitol.While state legislators decry crumbling roads and bridges, less noticed is the Old S...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:07 am

Jennifer Notariano challenges Misty Buscher

Incumbent city treasurer Misty Buscher, who defeated current mayoral candidate Frank Edwards for the position in 2014, is being challenged by newcomer Jennifer Notariano.“Whether you’re the treasu...


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