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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:06 am
When Roland Burris moved his family back to Illinois from Washington, D.C., in 1963 after he finished law school, he swore only two conditions could convince him to move back to the nation’s capital...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:05 am
Springfield is full of fascinating history even outside of the usual Abe Lincoln connections. However, much of the city’s “everyday life” history gets overlooked. Luckily, a Facebook group calle...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:08 am

Advocates say program would ultimately save state money

 It was supposed to save lives. Now, it’s part of the rubble of a crumbling state.A state program which would have helped prevent HIV and AIDS was trashed last year before it started, another c...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:07 am

Attacking child advocacy issues one class at a time

 In Illinois, advocates for child safety and welfare have been working to find innovative approaches to lower the rate of child abuse. The University of Illinois Springfield has found one.The fir...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:06 am

Manager of a favorite Obama eatery indicted

 James Oh, a restaurateur who once ran one of Barack Obama’s favorite eateries, has been indicted on five counts of filing false state sales and use tax returns, two counts of failure to file a...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:05 am

Know your rights at home and at work

 As medical marijuana dispensaries begin to take root in Illinois, parents and workers who have a license to use the medicinal drug may still face sanctions.Illinois’ legalization policies may...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:04 am

Rebuilding would be long process

 After more than four months closed to the public, the Illinois State Museum appears poised to reopen, although things wouldn’t be quite the same.The state agency which controls the museum syst...
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 04:16 pm

President will speak to supporters after addressing Illinois General Assembly

President Barack Obama’s visit to Springfield tomorrow will include a private event at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....

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