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Upon Further Review
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 am

Locals write definitive horseshoe history

 It was fitting, really, that I was handed an advance copy of Springfield’s Celebrated Horseshoe Sandwich in a McDonald’s parking lot.They don’t serve horseshoes at the Golden Arches, of co
Upon Further Review
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 am

Route 66 gets ready for its closeup

It is, at once, the world’s most famous road and our most mysterious.Lesser thoroughfares such as Bourbon Street or the Champs Elysees are easy to find. But Route 66 is more like the Silk Road, an a
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Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am

Springfield’s bishop has a history

A quarter-century ago, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago was in crisis.A priest had been indicted for sexually abusing a child. Lawsuits were pending. Priests were removed from parishes after the ch
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am

University sued by former player

 With fewer than 1,000 students, Quincy University isn’t big. At nearly $41,000 a year for tuition, room and board, it isn’t cheap. And with 19 sports in a break-even athletic department that
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 am

So let’s form a commission

 Tree care at my house is easy.In the front yard is a dogwood, which largely takes care of itself. Not too big, not too small, grows slow and perhaps fools passersby into thinking some thought wa
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 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
Upon Further Review
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:00 am

One’s OK, the other, well...

 As keggers go, a shindig last Saturday at the Pasfield House was fancier than most – no Solo cups or loud music, and the kegs were pressurized, so no pumping.But some things never change. Doze
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 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

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