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2007-10-15 12:00:00

By AMANDA REAVY STAFF WRITER If Springfield residents evaluate the need for a second lake, examine other water-supply options and consider the costs, they will realize Hunter Lake is "an irresponsible waste of money," a local citizens group contends. "Water demand has not accelerated at the rate the city expected it to. Secondly, conservation techniques have saved a considerable amount of water. Third, even if we do need additional water, Hunter Lake is the most expensive and most...

2007-01-24 15:00:38

By CHRIS WETTERICH STAFF WRITER City Water, Light and Power and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are trying to make Pawnee responsible for the diversion of its wastewater from the proposed site of Hunter Lake, the mayor of Pawnee says. In a letter last week to Springfield aldermen and other area elected officials, Mayor Kenton Manning suggests that CWLP and the state agency are in cahoots against the village. That's not the case, CWLP water division manager Tom Skelly and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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