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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 11:01 am

Illinois students struggle to repay loans

When Shelley Pethy started college in the early '80s, the process seemed simple....
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 01:40 am
Thanks to StudentLoanJustice.org, a national grassroots advocacy organization and political action committee, students from all over have banded together to speak out about the st...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 01:53 pm

When a cop charged with 49 felonies pleads guilty to two misdemeanors and goes free, there’s clearly something rotten in Danville. But what?

On the morning of April 11, 2007, David Lewis appeared before a Vermilion County grand jury in response to a subpoena. As a part-time police officer for the village of Belgium, Il...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 01:40 am

Beautification is contagious – since we began this program we estimate our participants have completed nearly 400 different projects – and have likely inspired 4000. Now that’s worth celebrating!

2008 marks the fourth year Illinois Times and Springfield Green have teamed up to challenge beautification- minded people to make Springfield cleaner and greener. This year ninet...
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 03:41 pm

How Obama’s voter-registration efforts could reshape the electoral map in November

1992 was a crucial election year in Illinois. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was hoping to carry a swing state that President George H.W. Bush had won by a scant 2 percentage points f...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 02:29 pm

A plan to relocate Springfield High School to the west side sparks controversy

Marissa DeWeese didn't really mind the congestion at Springfield High School. A member of the marching band, DeWeese thought it was pretty cool once when the band and freshm...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 02:32 pm

Springfield gets first dibs on favorite son Micah Walk’s newest release

One consistent truth in the music business: In spite of the heartfelt aspiration and keen ambition felt by the people who trudge it, the path to making music for a living is litt...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 02:20 pm

Irish interns learn all things Lincoln and a bit about Springfield, too

Five young adults in matching blue-and-burgundy polo shirts sit in a row at a long blond-wood table in the sunny Governor's Conference Room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Lib...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 02:32 pm

The capital city was an important station on the Underground Railroad

Untitled Document Part of the intrigue of the Underground Railroad is its mystery — we’ll never know the whole story. Its activists tried to keep their w...
Friday, July 11, 2008 01:40 am

Expansion of rights for criminal defendants prompted Illinois prosecutors to seek parity

Untitled Document In the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of decisions that provided indigent defendants the means to appeal. In Illinois, the financial responsibili...


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