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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 04:29 pm

Adult reading mentors serve as positive role models

Following a successful renovation at McClernand Elementary school, a group of volunteers is preparing to launch a reading mentoring program at the school. Bill Barton of Rochester, who is organizing t...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 05:13 pm
Last week’s announcement that GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, will declare bankruptcy sounded a bit like déjà vu all over again.GateHouse put the bes...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:55 pm

Lawsuit challenges ‘catch-all’ allegation against parents

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services still uses a rule that was struck down by the state’s highest court to take children, according to a lawsuit filed last week.Filed in Cook...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:34 pm

Republican with union background to challenge Democratic incumbent

Mike Bell of Edinburg has a lot on his plate.He’s on the boards of both the Edinburg and Christian County economic development groups, co-chairman of a highway expansion project on Illinois Rout...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:18 pm

State rehires lawsuit target

What do you get if you are accused of bullying an underling so badly that he sues and your employer pays a $300,000 settlement?If you are Sylvia Riperton-Lewis and your employer is the state of Illino...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:56 pm

Clinton reactor makes short list

Mark Cooper says he’s not a soothsayer, but his dire predictions about the future of nuclear energy haven’t proven inaccurate.For years, the senior research fellow at the Institute for Ene...
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 04:24 pm

Jeff Parsons moves to Texas

Jeffrey Parsons, the embattled entrepreneur who made and lost a fortune buying and selling precious metals and other valuables, has moved to Texas, according to a bankruptcy trustee....
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 05:05 pm

Six figures for alleged victim

The mother of a Lanphier High School student who allegedly had sex with a former teacher has agreed to a $100,000 settlement to end a lawsuit filed against the Springfield School District and district...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:26 pm

High-tech agriculture on display in Decatur

Farmin’ ain’t easy. Though the concept of planting seeds and harvesting the bounty seems simple enough, there are numerous risks to contend with: weeds, bugs, drought, flood, cold, disease...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 04:02 pm

Harassment and violations of First Amendment alleged

Two Springfield panhandlers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the City of Springfield and a handful of city police officers on Tuesday, alleging the city and the officers violate panhandler...

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