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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:09 am

Running led to a life of fitness

Many of the women who have participated in the Women’s Distance Festival over the years continue to run and live a life of exercise and fitness. Each has a different story as to how she got involved...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:10 am
 “As soon as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude,” said 18th-century English author Samuel Johnson. “There is nothing which has yet be...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:09 am
The stories embodied in Springfield’s locally owned and family-operated taverns through the years are the basis for Tavern Talk: Old Taverns and Tales in Springfield, Illinois, a new book by local h...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:19 am

Springfield ponders cutting back on coal

 Twenty-five minutes into a city council discussion on the future of City Water, Light and Power last month, someone finally used the c-word.“We always say that CWLP is the crown jewel of Sprin...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:07 am

Pritzker gets his agenda enacted. Madigan calls session “historic.”

 Minutes after the Senate put the final touches on first-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s sweeping legislative agenda Sunday, June 2, the governor addressed media and delivered a message: �...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:09 am

Eli Hernandez is becoming a nurse

 The job description for a nurse is full of things that people with autism have difficulty doing. But to Elijah “Eli” Hernandez, difficult does not mean impossible.“There were plenty of tim...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:10 am

A new study reveals the rich history of African-American life in Springfield

 A. Morris Williams came to Springfield as a 23-year-old cobbler in 1902. Within five years he had obtained a law degree, which he put to use helping fellow African-Americans file retribution cla...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09 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...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:09 am

Accidental overdoses can lead to drug-induced homicide charges

 In Sangamon County, just three people have been charged with drug-induced homicide since Illinois passed a law in 1988 allowing criminal charges for distributing a substance that proves fatal to...


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