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News
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am

Home scheduled for auction

 Springfield has fewer than three dozen sites on the National Register of Historic Places. One of them is hitting the auction block.The Freeman-Hughes home at the intersection of West Monroe and
News
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am
 The city of Springfield wants more information from developers of a proposed $56 million downtown hotel-apartment complex that would be built with $7.65 million in public money via tax increment
News
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am

Staff walks out with her

 The entire State Journal-Register newsroom escorted now former editor Angie Muhs as she was walked out of the building Monday by general manager Eugene Robinson after submitting her re
Upon Further Review
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am

There's a better way than this

 If Gov. J.B. Pritzker and lawmakers who back legal pot have to wait until next year, it will be their own fault. And we might be better off.With less than a month left in the legislative session
Breaking News
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 am

Editor resigns, then is walked out of building

The entire State Journal-Register newsroom walked out today in support of now former editor Angie Muhs, who was walked out of the building this afternoon by the paper’s general manager after subm
Feature
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 am

Politicians wrestle with legal weed

 Gov. J. B. Pritzker and other backers of recreational marijuana have said that ending cannabis prohibition is about social justice, public health and reality, not just money.Nonetheless, Pritzke
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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