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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:07 am

Conservative with a clean image, Erika Harold launches unlikely campaign for attorney general

 It’s not unusual for Illinois politicians to end up in prison, but usually it happens after they are elected, not before.For Erika Harold, the only Republican running for Illinois attorney gen...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:11 am
 In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government to restrict it. B...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:10 am

Acting up and melting down result from Adverse Childhood Experiences

 Educators are beginning to get answers to questions they have always asked: Am I doing something wrong? Why does a student react violently to a simple request? Why does another student retreat a...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:12 am

Three years after shutdown, “nontraditional” education takes shape

 Bram Stoker would have liked this school.“Just drive by at night,” said Benedictine University Springfield Campus Director Janet Kirby. “It has taken time for the community to understand t...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:09 am

Trying to rejuvenate a long-running jazz festival

 Once upon a time, before hip-hop, rap, hot country and even rock in all its formats, jazz ruled as the cool and popular music of the day. Considered a justifiably fitting style for an expanding...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:10 am

Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:10 am

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, grassroots protest is thriving in central Illinois

All across the country, a new surge of grassroots activism is taking place, frequently spearheaded by citizens who had not necessarily been politically involved previously. Often growing out of social...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 am

$15 million governor’s mansion restoration anchors nearby projects

 The fountain is gone. You can tell because a wide treeless dirt path, accented by a large mound of gravel, offers an unimpeded view of the empty space where it once stood. The north entrance is...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:13 am

Solar eclipse promises a truly cosmic experience

 “For some people, it is a life-changing event,” said Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of astronomy-physics at University of Illinois Springfield, regarding the upcoming solar eclipse...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:12 am
 • Fifteen total eclipses have been recorded somewhere in the continental United States in the last 150 years. One that was visible as a partial eclipse in this area happened on Feb. 26, 1979....

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