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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Our comprehensive report this week on video gambling [see “A gambling mecca,” by Bruce Rushton, p. 12] includes the fact that Springfield is leading the state in the number of machines. Aren...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am
My boyfriend of nine years is extremely messy, while I prefer things tidy and clean. Cajoling, asking and flat-out begging him for consideration and help on this hasn’t worked, nor have tactics like...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againCarlos Ruiz, 42, stole a sound system and other values from a home in Haddon Township, N.J., according to police, who identified him as their suspect after he returned a half-hour ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

The genHkids campaign to get children healthy

As a response to what was being called an epidemic of obesity in America, Dr. Kemia Sarraf felt it was time to take action in Sangamon County. It was 2008. With Illinois near the bottom of average sta...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Some 14 years ago, at the birth of the new millennium (wow, that sounds exciting), Sean and Jamie Burns decided to start a music performance organization. After years of traveling to see favorit...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
CONFUSED BY MAYORI helped elect Mayor Houston. He had experience as the mayor; I thought he would do a good job. After reading “Let the sunshine in” by Bruce Rushton (March 20), I am now very...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Advocates urge families to get coverage before enrollment closes

 A national deadline to enroll in health insurance looms at the end of March, and Springfield Public Schools are urging families in the district to get covered.Under the federal health reforms of...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

City acquiring downtown land

 A courts complex. A condo building. A museum.A parking lot and the former YWCA building near the governor’s mansion that together consume a large city block have seen a lot of proposals come a...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 A bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly would give four-time driving under the influence (DUI) offenders a chance at getting behind the wheel again.State law prohibits a citizen who...

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