News

An Ill Wind at Southwind Park

An Ill Wind at Southwind Park

The Springfield Park District is taking steps to fix a dysfunctional wind turbine in Southwind Park.

The district has asked companies to submit proposals for repairing and upgrading the issue-prone turbine that is currently not working. Funds to pay for the turbine’s installation in April 2011 included about $100,000 from the park district and a $50,000 grant.

Park district director Derek Harms says the company that produced the turbine is no longer in business. He says the district won’t know how much the fixes will cost until it finishes collecting companies’ proposals at the beginning of August.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Roger Waters not involved with new Pink Floyd album

Fresh
waters

The former frontman hopes to silence rumors, saying he had nothing to do with the band's upcoming album "The Endless River."

in Music

Critics blast new Maroon 5 music video

Fresh
animals

The band's gory music video for the new track "Animals" has been branded "sickening" by some critics.

in Entertainment, Weird

This is the best senior portrait ever

draven

A yearbook photo featuring a boy, his cat and the high school principal, her dog — and lasers.

in Entertainment

Catherine Zeta-Jones to play drug kingpin in new biopic

zetajones

The actress will play Griselda Blanco, the first and only woman to rise to the high ranks of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel.

in Music

Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon for charity

vedder

The rocker released a cover of the peace anthem "Imagine" in a bid to raise funds for a charity supporting unity in the Middle East.