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Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 12:00 am

Effort to repair grandmother’s house inches forward

Untitled Document When Illinois Times first wrote about Dorothy Milford [see “The way back home,” April 5, 2007], this widow raising six grandchildren ages 5 to
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 12:00 am

When Evan’s birth mom came for the holidays

Untitled Document Last Christmas, we had some relatives come visit. Stop the presses, right? It seemed pretty mundane to me, too, at the moment I so casually tossed out the invit
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 12:00 am

Local celebrity’s dream come true

Untitled Document It was the moment Mahogany Knight had been dreaming about and working toward for almost 20 years: She was onstage at San Antonio’s legendary Saint show cl
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 12:00 am

Rookie cop Tara Borders was nothing like Renatta Frazier — so why did Springfield drive her away too?

Like any rookie Springfield police officer, Tara Holder Borders spent her first few weeks on the streets learning to navigate unfamiliar neighborhoods, communic
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 12:00 am

Dan Mills bought a few grams of cocaine. That’s bad, if you’re a prosecutor — even worse if you’re the son of a federal judge.

Untitled Document On the morning of Jan. 26, 2006, a co-worker showed up at Dan Mills’ front door and said the boss wanted to see him. Mills thought that this request was a
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 12:00 am

Virden hazing incident speaks to need for statewide rule

Untitled Document My older son is legendary among local figure-skating fans. Not for his double-loop jump or his flying camel or his back sit spin, because, in truth, those skill
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 12:00 am

Sometimes, the reasons some kids skip school can be overwhelming

Untitled Document Sherry Williams no longer answers her cell phone, at least not when I ring her. If I want to arrange a play date between her adorable daughter and my adoring so
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 12:00 am

Firefighter sues city to get credit for military service

Untitled Document The city of Springfield faces another lawsuit, this one challenging its methodology for promoting firefighters. Springfield firefighter Mark Dyment, who is on t
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 12:00 am

Why Habitat for Humanity got a frosty reception in Eastview Estates

Untitled Document Anybody who knows what NIMBY means can recognize this classic tale: Residents of an upscale subdivision discover that a nonprofit organization is purcha
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Foiled farmer appeals to higher court for relief

Untitled Document The neighborly feud over the Buckhart hog containment facility could be finished by Thanksgiving — or not.      Thomas J. Immel, attorney


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