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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am

Springfield’s 1908 fires continue to smolder

 “Whites have often feared that greater freedom for others necessarily implies a loss for themselves” – Michael Cassity, Chains of Fear (1984) In recent weeks, much area media attention has
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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am
 There is a fresh coat of paint on the firehouse, roads have been repaved, flowers are in bloom and the 2018 Illinois State Fair is set to open on Thursday, Aug. 9.Fair manager Luke Sailer appear
Visual Art
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am
 The latest iteration of Springfield Art Association’s biennial “Shapes of Influence” exhibit stands as both an exceptional showcase for original ceramics work from across the country and a
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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:00 am

Illinois Shakespeare Festival offers a lively season

 For 40 summers, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, part of Illinois State University’s College of Fine Arts, has presented professional theatrical productions in the idyllic setting of Bloomin
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Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00 am

Anti-harassment panel looks for practical solutions

 Throughout July, three prominent Illinois politicians working together as the Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel (AHEA) has been holding meetings across the state in order to engage wome
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Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00 am

Candidate Rodriguez speaks truth to LaHood

 Early on Wednesday evening, July 18, Springfield grassroots groups Action Illinois and Indivisible Illinois jointly held a rally in front of 18th District congressman Darin LaHood’s downtown o
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Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:00 am
 “There has to be community engagement on the sale of this campus,” said Ward Five alderman Andrew Proctor at a public meeting held Monday, July 16, regarding the sale of Springfield’s spra
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Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am

Jackson Street, Bicentennial Plaza and the Governor’s Mansion open for business. What’s next?

 After years of idle public speculation, abandoned plans and long periods of apparent inaction, the stretch of Jackson Street north of the Governor’s Mansion will unveil the results of a new st
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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:00 am
 Under a blazing sun at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, approximately 500 people gathered at the Old State Capitol plaza for a rally in opposition to current federal immigration policy. Part of a coor

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