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Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:07 am

Through decades of housing and zoning regulations, Springfield and other cities have enshrined racial segregation in local codes

 This story is part of a series on segregation in Illinois that resulted from a six-month Governing magazine investigation. Part 1 appeared in Illinois Times Feb. 7 under the headline, “Segrega...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:09 am

The Green Book told visitors where they would be welcome in Springfield

 Imagine taking your family on vacation or traveling to visit out-of-town relatives, but not knowing where you would be able to stop to eat, use the restroom or spend the night. For decades, that...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:09 am
 If you think campaign yard signs are litter on a stick, ask Ben Griffin.Eight years ago, Griffin zoomed from political unknown to a player in contests for seats on the Nashville Metro Council in...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:09 am

Springfield joins the battle against King Alcohol

 On Jan. 16, 1919, the United States had ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, making it illegal to make, transport or sell alcoholic beverages in America as of 1920. The following Sun...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:09 am

In Springfield – and in cities across the country – government policies keep racial segregation in place

 It didn’t take Silas Johnson long after he moved to Springfield to identify the border that separates the black section of the city from the white one.Growing up in Mississippi as the civil ri...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:10 am

Dancing for those with Parkinson’s disease

 It isn’t your typical dance class, but for those who attend it is a time of joy, movement and camaraderie.  Called Joy of Movement, the dance classes are specifically geared for those liv...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:01 am

The future of Republicans in Illinois

 With the unpopular term of Gov. Bruce Rauner and divisive politics of President Donald Trump, coupled with a state that’s been losing population and a shifting demographic, Republican leaders ...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:15 am
 It’s never too late to adopt better eating habits and experiment with natural, fresh and whole foods.  Avoiding processed foods and added sugar are keys to eating a more nutritious diet....
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:14 am
 I set out to write about getting outdoors and staying active in the winter because, frankly, I was in desperate need of motivation. My second child was born late last summer, and when an early a...

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