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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:08 am
 A pharmacist, a lawyer and a retiree are vying to represent residents of Ward 10. All three candidates – John Animasaun, Rob Patino and incumbent Ralph Hanauer – agree that there needs to be...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:02 am
“Healing” is a term doctors use often to describe a patient’s progress, but healing goes beyond the flesh.Dr. Audrey Tanksley delivered a keynote speech about the intersection of violence and he...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:08 am

Candidates from 2015 campaign try again

 As elective offices go, the Springfield city clerk’s post isn’t the sexiest.It’s an administrative position, tasked with keeping minutes of city council sessions and otherwise collecting,...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:07 am

Three vie to replace term-limited incumbent

Stretching from MacArthur Boulevard to areas near Koke Mill Road, Ward 8 straddles a mix of Springfield neighborhoods.Two candidates for Ward 8 alderman, Erin Conley and Dean Graven, live west of Vete...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:07 am
 Rev. Paul Hemenway is all about authenticity, and his career even before devoting his life to God and his ministry was about throwing out labels and being yourself. Hemenway isn’t just the sen...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:06 am

Ward 6 race focuses on public works issues

 Ward 6 Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso is facing a challenge from a political newcomer who said her motivation to run for city council struck her while raking leaves.  Candidate Elizabeth Jones,...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:05 am

Historians talk politics

 Abraham Lincoln was notoriously silent on his career in Illinois state politics.In an 1859 autobiographical statement sent to a Republican friend in Pennsylvania, the future president devoted ex...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:07 am
With Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s support of recreational marijuana, state lawmakers are moving swiftly to add Illinois to the list of states that legalize the consumption, sale and growth of recreational c...
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 09:08 pm
Pet lovers had the opportunity to put a new animal protection state law into action during last week’s polar vortex, but some do-gooders were frustrated about limited action taken by law enforcement...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:08 am

Illinois Symphony Orchestra goes Scandinavian

 The frigid trudge of determined music lovers from the sleet-covered parking lot to Sangamon Auditorium lent verisimilitude to this past Saturday’s “Nordic Nights” concert by the Illinois S...

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