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Nighttime Bus Service In Springfield Marks 15 Years

Local advocates are celebrating a milestone for nighttime bus service in Springfield. It’s been 15 years since the Sangamon Mass Transit District launched nighttime service on December 3rd, 2007, after years of requests from people who said it would help local residents gain access to evening jobs and other opportunities. Since then, the service has been expanded to more routes and other features have been added, including bike racks on the front of all buses, so that cyclists can secure their bikes and then board a bus to their destination.

Two More Local COVID Deaths, As Hospitalizations Hit Five-Month High

Two more Sangamon County residents have died of complications from COVID-19. The county health department says the latest deaths are a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s. Both were fully vaccinated and boosted. Their deaths bring the local death toll from the virus to 417 since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020.