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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:00 am

AP progress slow in schools

 Two years after Springfield School District 186 started paying more attention to advanced placement classes, the district acknowledges slow progress.“We want to do better, and we know our stud
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:00 am

What we have here is a failure to communicate

 I don’t know much about Adam Ehrman, the moderately embattled superintendent of the New Berlin School District, and I know as much after a four-hour school board meeting last week as I did bef
Breaking News
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 12:00 am

Judge criticizes McFarland

Gary Schmitt, who killed his father with a rock, then nearly killed two women with a knife, will remain locked up at McFarland Mental Health Center instead of being released to a Springfield group
Breaking News
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 12:00 am

ALPLM foundation CEO resigns

Carla Knorowski, chief executive officer of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, has resigned. In a press release, the foundation says that Knorowski has accepted a position as p
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:00 am

THR assets up for auction

 What’s bigger than a Hummer but smaller than an elephant?Dregs from the empire that was once THR and Associates, an erstwhile buy-and-sell Springfield outfit that declared bankruptcy seven yea
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:00 am

Homeless need a plan

With frost around the corner, it’s time to stop acting like children and start making plans for winter.No one wants a repeat of 15 years ago, when Michael Moffett, recently released from prison afte
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:00 am

Normal welcomes Rivian, and the future

 If Mayor Chris Koos looks pleased as he tells the tale, it’s understandable.It was about five years ago, the mayor of Normal recalls, that that a barely known entrepreneur came to town looking
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:00 am

How do pythons see the world?

I write, too much perhaps, about pets.First, there was my dog Peanut. Then came Champ The Wonder Pug. Lately, I have devoted thought to Monty, who is getting on in years, if not decades.Most anyone wh
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:00 am
 In one respect, at least, Poplar Place, a crumbling collection of duplex townhouses on the city’s east side, is beginning to resemble new west-side subdivisions where trees are just beginning


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