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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
Curses, foiled againWhen the police officer who stopped Douglas Glidden, 25, in Livermore Falls, Maine, found marijuana in his vehicle, Glidden insisted the pot couldn’t be his because he had stolen...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

First full-scale carbon sequestration site planned near Jacksonville

 Illinois is one step closer this week to becoming the home of the nation’s first “clean coal” facility, planned near Jacksonville.The federally backed FutureGen 2.0 project aims to capture...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield groups combating exclusion with pool of trained minority workers

 With about $4 billion in transportation and other projects planned for Springfield in the coming years, groups in Springfield are already working to ensure a fair share of the jobs generated go...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 The electronic sharing of certain obscene images could soon be a criminal offense in Illinois.State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, is sponsoring legislation that would make it a crime when an ind...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
Illinois’ state insect is dwindling in population.There has been a 90 percent decrease in the U.S. population of monarch butterflies, Illinois’ state insect, since the mid-1990s, according to a gr...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
Jen Dillman has been named the new genHkids executive director.GenHkids is a Springfield nonprofit group that works to improve the health of children in hopes of fostering a generation of healthy kids...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Yafait Tadesse went to prison for stealing names and Social Security numbers of a dozen people and using the stolen identities to claim tax refunds. The bogus returns instructe...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Nearly 50 years ago, when Des Moines, Iowa, teenager John Tinker and his sister, Mary Beth, took a stand against the Vietnam War, they had no idea they were helping to create a legal precedent t...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am

Changes come under pressure

 Pursuant to legal action from the state attorney general and amid a spate of bad publicity, the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to reforms that include changes to permitting pro...

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