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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 am

Regs may cause shortages

 Back in high school, Killer Green Bud – KGB – cost $200 an ounce, maybe $175 if you knew someone. The price soon shot to $400.It seemed an astronomical sum in a day when Mexican or Colombian
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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 am

ALPLM beds down with Glenn Beck

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum again has gotten cozy with conservative talk show personality Glenn Beck.Mercury One, a Texas nonprofit founded by Beck, boasts on its website
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 am

Look before making Ward 2 a dumping ground. Again.

 Last week’s “town hall” meeting on a proposed 11th Street homeless shelter reeked of check-a-box.No one disagrees: There are too many homeless folks in Springfield and too little is being
Breaking News
Friday, July 26, 2019 12:00 am

Club Station House closing called off

Tomorrow’s grand finale party at Club Station House, Springfield’s oldest gay bar, has been canceled. Ryan Bandy, the bar owner, says that developers who want to erect a hotel on the site h
Breaking News
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 am

Museum hires former WICS meteorologist

Joe Crain, fired in June as meteorologist for WICS television, has been hired by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as director of public programming. It’s a new position at t
Upon Further Review
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 am

Hello voting booth

 For the first time in nearly two hours, I heard a voice, over a loudspeaker, speak English.“Would Mr. Rushton please report to security?” There was no Spanish accent. I did not respond.Minut
Breaking News
Friday, July 19, 2019 12:00 am

Club Station House would move

Ryan Bandy, owner of Club Station House, says he has a July 31 closing date to sell the site of Springfield’s oldest gay bar to developers of a proposed hotel. Bandy said that he has identifie
Upon Further Review
Friday, July 19, 2019 12:00 am

Charity lays off folks it should help

 Life’s too short to look like a homeless person. That’s why I shop at Goodwill.Norwegian split-toe bluchers by Alden. Shell cordovan. Ben Silver button-downs, Brioni trousers and oxford clot
News
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 am
 Yard waste disposal costs would more than double under a deal between the city of Springfield and Evans Cartage, which holds a contract to find a final resting place for yard waste.The city coun

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