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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s nothing like a balmy January break from freezing temps to encourage us to wander from our warm caves for a hot time listening to cool music.First, we send our condolences and sympathy...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 BIRD COUNT RESULTSOn Jan. 4, 2015, 25 observers endured cold, wind and snow from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. to complete Springfield’s 80th annual Christmas Bird Count. All birds that were seen and heard...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Low-volume fracking occurs in Illinois with less oversight

Illinois has yet to issue permits for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, but at least one well has been “fracked” since a new law began regulating the practice.
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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois Innocence Project highlights botched trials for two accused

 Anthony Murray spent 14 years in prison, and he was facing another 31 years when he was offered a chance to go home. The unusual plea agreement that let Murray out of prison has haunted him ever...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Study finds CWLP plants should close

 Both sides agree.Two aging coal-fired generators owned by City Water, Light and Power are akin to automobiles that are getting on in years. At some point, the owner must ask: Should I continue s...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Video gambling parlors cash in

 Henry Baird figured that he would do well when he decided to open up Pennies Place, a gambling parlor on Wabash Avenue.But not this well.The five video gambling machines in Pennies netted more t...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

For lack of housing, many parolees stuck in prison

 Johnny Cordrey did his time. He spent 18 years at Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois, but when his release date came in April 2012, Cordrey was instead sent back to prison. He hadn�...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Michael Bond’s Paddington books were not a part of my childhood, so I went into Paul King’s big screen adaptation of these beloved English children’s stories blissfully ignorant. I’m gla...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Handguns have killed more Americans than any other type of firearm. Two innocent policemen in New York City and a black teenager who pulled a handgun on police in Berkeley, Missouri, not far fro...

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