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Breaking News
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:00 am

YMCA boosters, St. John's can't make deal

A glitch has emerged over development of a new downtown YMCA at the edge of Enos Park on Fourth and Carpenter streets. Joe Hurwitz, project developer, told the Springfield City Council on Thursd
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:00 am

Sewer district pays well

 Daniel Mills, son of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills, lost his license to practice law in 2009, three years after he was walked out of the state’s attorney’s office where he’d work
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

“Have a pretty good day”

PETER LAZARE April 16, 1952-Nov. 7, 2018“Have a pretty good day”Pete Lazare, almost always, was the smartest man in the room. He never made that clear.He spoke French. He read, a lot. His energy w
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

A gentleman journalist

TIM LANDIS Nov. 19, 1951-Jan. 2, 2018A gentleman journalistTim Landis was no joke as a journalist.Consider the lede in the first story he wrote for the State Journal-Register back in 1995: “Junk mai
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 am

“He always had an idea”

RUDOLPH DAVENPORT June 2, 1928-April 7, 2018“He always had an idea”Rudolph Davenport – everyone called him Rudy – wasn’t a boastful pillar.One of Springfield’s best-known civil rights acti
Feature
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:00 am

Holiday cocktails warm the soul

 The holidays are upon us, and if you don’t yet need a drink, you will.What with relatives you can’t wish away and kids rip-ripping open packages, then bang-banging drums and bleep-bleeping e
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:00 am

We’ve got you covered

 Christmas is upon us, and who knows where the time went?As is often the case, there are, again, more folks in need of presents than time to shop. Just figuring out what to get everyone is more t
Feature
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:00 am

Was it an accident or crime?

She loved horses and the Green Bay Packers. She hated her curly hair. She was in the sixth grade at Gillespie Middle School. She didn’t like to run, but she played soccer anyway.She’s been dead fo
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:00 am

Pritzker tackles taxes

 The legislature convenes next month, and so Shiny Balloon Season is nearly upon us.As any first-year law school student knows, shiny balloons are pretty but insubstantial things floated to distr
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:00 am

Springfield doctor gets national attention

A recent story in New Yorker magazine paints a Springfield radiologist as a physician who’s moved from the fringe of vaccine controversies to the outer limit of child abuse experts. Before bec

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