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Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:00 am

Another Springfield area teen hangout bites the dust

Springfield teens are a nomadic lot, though not by choice. It seems that each time they settle into a new funky abode, where they're free to let their fraying jeans hang low and spike their hai
Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:00 am
It all began with a serial burglar. Some two years ago, in midafternoon, an intruder looted jewelry and electronics from Erin Conley's home on the edge of Lincoln Park. The incident marked the seco
Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:00 am
Richard Fix says he has heard the same complaints since he became managing director of Springfield Mass Transit District 15 years ago. Perhaps that's why the SMTD manager appeared bored as sever
Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:00 am

Ditka considers taking the challenge, and lifts sagging GOP

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama says he welcomes a possible challenge from former Chicago Bears football coach Mike Ditka in the November election. "The speculation is fun for everybod
Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:00 am

“Free Frank” descendant takes aim at New Philadelphia excavation project

A former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor has denounced recent efforts to recreate what is considered the country's first town founded by an African American. Prominent black his
Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:00 am

State employees may hate the Stratton, but they’re stuck for now

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it seems architectural historians alone find reason to swoon over the massive William G. Stratton Building, located directly west of the Capitol. Lawmak
Thursday, July 8, 2004 12:00 am

Ralph Nader and the Greens go their separate ways – and struggle to stay relevant

Ralph Nader was "snubbed." He was "rejected," "rebuked," "spurned," "bypassed," "set adrift." Plainly put, the legendary consumer advocate and perennial presidential candidate "blew it." So r
Thursday, July 1, 2004 12:00 am
A Springfield attorney and a statewide trade group have launched independent investigations into safety conditions at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The Illinois Cemetery and Funeral Homes Association resp
Thursday, July 1, 2004 12:00 am
A crippled Illinois Republican Party is scrambling to fill the vacancy left by U.S. Senate nominee Jack Ryan after the sudden implosion of his candidacy last week. While several replacements
Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:00 am
More than 70 emergency homeless shelter agencies across Illinois will share state grants totaling $2.4 million. And the two biggest recipients, according to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office, are Sp


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