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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:05 am
The sun seems to be rising on solar power. As environmental regulations put the squeeze on coal power, the energy market seems poised to move toward more “distributed generation” like residential...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:09 am

Go down 30 feet, Pawnee says

 While Pawnee questions the design of Hunter Lake, an engineering firm that has worked for the village questions the need for a 3,000-acre reservoir, which would stretch to the burg south of Spri...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:08 am

Lake Springfield gets some Friends

 Chainsaws and herbicide and matches, it turns out, can be an environmentalist’s best friend.After more than two years of clearing brush with saws and poison and fire, Friends of the Sangamon V...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:07 am

New census data shows weak recovery from long slide

 More than 1.7 million Illinoisans lived in poverty last year, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week. That’s an improvement over 2014, but not nearly enough to erase th...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:06 am
 Springfield has been host to myriad you-don’t-see-that-every-day gatherings, from the World Juggling Federation Convention to confabs of Elvis impersonators. But we feel especially secure this...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:05 am
If there’s one fact about Abe Lincoln that everyone remembers, it’s that he loved cars. Okay, that’s not really true. Although a steam-powered precursor to the modern car was invented in 1769, t...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:10 am
 New roofs. New doors. New windows. A new name. And, its owners say, a new attitude.Once considered an armpit of apartment complexes in Springfield, a 187-unit complex on the 2700 block of MacArt...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:09 am

Bug lovers heed the butterfly’s scream

 Snail darters are ugly, spotted owls are hard to spot, but no one has anything bad to say about butterflies, which helps explain why nearly 100 environmentalists, farmers, academics and others g...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:07 am

DCFS child placement audit finds problems

 Troubled kids in Illinois spent weeks in psychiatric hospitals and emergency shelters unnecessarily over the past two years. That’s one of the problems at the Illinois Department of Children a...


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