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Voices still being raised about former mill

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

John Keller grew up in the shadow of the Pillsbury Mills plant on Springfield’s North Side. The president of the Pillsbury Mills Neighborhood Association had many friends who worked at the mill, best known for turning out cake and doughnut mixes.“Pillsbury was good for the neighborhood,” Keller said.The hulking operation […]

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Dog found at Pillsbury Mills site apparently died from rat poison, vet says

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

A dog found dead Wednesday near the old Pillsbury Mills plant on Springfield’s north end apparently died from ingesting rat poison, a local veterinarian said Friday.Dr. Christina Holbrook, a partner at Capitol Illini Veterinary Services, added that it’s “highly unlikely” that Isis, a female pit bull-Great Dane mix, was […]

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Petersburg man identified as person killed in west-side crash

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

A 50-year-old man from Petersburg has been identified as the person killed in a fatal crash Thursday afternoon on Springfield’s West Side. Ray Anthony Johnson was pronounced deceased at 2:23 p.m. in the emergency department of Memorial Medical Center, according to a news release from the Sangamon County Coroner’s office. An […]