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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...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 A group of unions and private sector groups say the state needs a gasoline tax increase to fix Illinois’ roads.The state’s major funding program for infrastructure improvements, Illinois Job...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Men, welcome to the future: A developing technology that would make prostate biopsies far less invasive is coming to Springfield. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and St. John’s...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Comcast Cares Day, described as one of the “largest corporate volunteer initiatives in the nation,” will be renovating Springfield’s Boys and Girls Club, 300 South 15th Street, on Saturday...

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