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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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It's well known that with the increased popularity and domination of big-box stores came the decrease in demand for mom & pop shops. Many across the country have struggled to stay afloat, and many have closed down. That's certainly what photographer Rich Saal found when earlier this year, he revisited the locations of independent stores he had photographed as a college student in southern Illinois in the early eighties.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with the Business Editor of the State Journal-Register Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis:

Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis,

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis:

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

On this week's report:

* Enos Park Artist in Residence - Springfield Art Association and Enos Park Neighborhood Association have asked for more than $80,000 in Tax Increment Financing assistance to buy a home and launch the program with the goal of artists eventually going out on their own and opening shops, buying homes etc.

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  Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

Across the state, thousands of newspaper subscribers were met with a single word as the headline on the front page Wednesday: "Enough." 

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis for our weekly Business Report. 

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  Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis for our weekly business report. 

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register, for our weekly Business Report.

This week...

* Population: Reflecting statewide trends, Springfield-area population down slightly from 2010 to 2015; focus on keeping millennials here.

* Food-truck festivals: New one coming to Illinois fairgrounds in July; existing festival on MacArthur Boulevard adding a third date; it's apparently the hot new trend in Springfield.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Business Editor Tim Landis:

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register.

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Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-register, joins Sean Crawford.

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