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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 06:58 pm

Before she could graduate from high school, Chevonne Watson had to survive the school of hard knocks

Untitled Document Chevonne Watson walks from the Lawrence Adult Education Center to her rent-subsidized apartment three miles east in Poplar Place because she canR...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:55 pm

Springfield researcher takes a revealing look at Civil War medical practices

Untitled Document Civil War medicine is notorious for being gruesome. It’s an odd topic for the squeamish, like Springfield author Glenna Schroeder-Lein, whose ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 09:10 am

Medicine was sparse at badly overcrowded Camp Butler

Untitled Document During the Civil War, Springfield had one of the state’s largest soldier-training facilities: Camp Butler, located about six miles northeast o...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 07:54 am

Why turning food crops into fuel may spell worldwide famine

Untitled Document With hungry, angry people taking to the streets in countries on every continent — from Morocco to Mexico and Pakistan to the Philippines and at least 20 o...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 01:39 am

Fifteen men face the death penalty in Illinois.

Untitled Document Rodney Adkins Adkins, 44, was sentenced by a Cook County judge in August 2007 for the 2003 killing of an Oak Park woman during a burglary. ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 05:16 am

A recent US Supreme Court case restarts the debate about the death penalty in Illinois

Two Kentucky death-row inmates — one convicted of killing a sheriff and a deputy sheriff, the other convicted of killing a couple and woundin...
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:31 am

The popular Springfield charity loses its best friend. Who will step in now that the State Journal-Register is stepping back?

Untitled Document For 10 years, Barry Locher was responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key Springfield businesses, double-checking hundreds ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 01:37 am

For Patty Redpath, family life was pretty good. It's about to get a whole lot better.

Untitled Document The first thing you see when you enter Patty Redpath’s house is two laundry baskets brimming with shoes — big shoes, little shoes, snea...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 02:20 pm

A nation of pistols and Prozac

Untitled Document In the London Times, under the headline “The United States of America has gone mad,” the British novelist John le Carré began his ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 02:53 pm

The battles being waged here will shape the nation’s energy debate

Untitled Document All across Illinois — at town-hall meetings, in federal courts, in the Capitol — battles are raging over coal power, the outcome of which...


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