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Thursday, April 24, 2014 02:01 am
 Thanks to our freshman state senator, Andy Manar, for getting school aid formula reform out on the legislative table. (See “Fixing school funding,” by Lauren P. Duncan, p. 11.) The formula f...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Illinois’ antiquated school aid formula doesn’t work

 Illinois has seen the price of food, gasoline, shelter and most basic necessities increase. Yet for four years the state hasn’t increased the amount it pays per child in public school. And the...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 A sure sign of the upcoming warmer season is the opening of outdoor venues. Curve Inn, consistently chosen by Illinois Times readers as the best beer garden in town, manages to keep the music go...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 TAKE BACK THE NIGHTThe University of Illinois Springfield Women’s Center and Residence Life will hold the seventh annual Take Back The Night march and rally Friday, April 25 beginning at 7:30...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Jeremiah Elugbadebo’s group homes rub building inspectors the wrong way

 On the second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Jeremiah Elugbadebo can usually be found in Springfield’s drab city council chambers, waiting for his turn in front of the city’s adm...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield photographer has a passion for the homeless

 In the middle of the gazebo at Washington Park in Springfield sits a homeless man named Bill Guyer. A quiet, thoughtful man, Guyer strums a guitar skillfully while his duffel bag containing all...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 “Pillar of the community” and “salt of the earth” are the kinds of things you’d use to describe Todd Burpo. He belongs to his town’s volunteer fire department, is a loving father and...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Last June, EPA announced proposed rules to minimize carbon pollution in new power plants. This June, they will announce proposed rules for existing power plants, like the Dallman power plants at...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
Found poem: letter from my father To the editor of the Beloit Daily News: This note is addressed to the family who discarded their family cat on Colley Road just east of the I-90 underpass. This cat v...

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