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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 04:41 pm
Curses, foiled againWhen two men showed a gun at a busy Chicago restaurant and announced a holdup, the owner asked them to come back in an hour when fewer customers would be around. After they agreed ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 04:29 pm

Adult reading mentors serve as positive role models

Following a successful renovation at McClernand Elementary school, a group of volunteers is preparing to launch a reading mentoring program at the school. Bill Barton of Rochester, who is organizing t...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 05:13 pm
Last week’s announcement that GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, will declare bankruptcy sounded a bit like déjà vu all over again.GateHouse put the bes...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:58 pm
Illinois Times helped to sponsor a week-long workshop for 14 early-career reporters in Armenia, an emerging democracy and former Soviet state that is nestled between Turkey, Iran, Georgia and Azerbaij...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:58 pm
As if we need another reason to be proud of Springfield, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield was just ranked 13th out of 161 medical schools in the U.S. for training primary...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:55 pm

Lawsuit challenges ‘catch-all’ allegation against parents

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services still uses a rule that was struck down by the state’s highest court to take children, according to a lawsuit filed last week.Filed in Cook...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:34 pm

Republican with union background to challenge Democratic incumbent

Mike Bell of Edinburg has a lot on his plate.He’s on the boards of both the Edinburg and Christian County economic development groups, co-chairman of a highway expansion project on Illinois Rout...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:18 pm

State rehires lawsuit target

What do you get if you are accused of bullying an underling so badly that he sues and your employer pays a $300,000 settlement?If you are Sylvia Riperton-Lewis and your employer is the state of Illino...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:56 pm

Clinton reactor makes short list

Mark Cooper says he’s not a soothsayer, but his dire predictions about the future of nuclear energy haven’t proven inaccurate.For years, the senior research fellow at the Institute for Ene...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:53 pm
Curses, foiled again• Instead of pulling over when a police officer caught him running a stop sign in Palm Beach County, Fla., Alexander Webster, 29, led the officer on a high-speed chase. He los...

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