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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:10 am

Southeast student heads to D.C. for national poetry contest

Springfield’s Southeast High School junior Mariah Brooks claimed the title of Illinois statewide champion for the Poetry Out Loud competition last week. It’s part of a national poetry recitation c...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:09 am

Troubled kids perform for state Supreme Court justices

 These kids have seen a lot: broken families, violence, drug use, poverty and despair. Now they’ve seen something else – something they probably never imagined: the Illinois Supreme Court jus...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:08 am

Illinois State Library hosts a forum for autism advocates

 The Illinois State Library and the Illinois Secretary of State teamed up last week to host the second annual “Targeting Autism” forum, a national conference that creates a platform for discu...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:07 am

Atheist prisoner claims IDOC unfairly punished him

An atheist prisoner in Illinois is suing the state and a private prison contractor for alleged unfair punishment stemming from his mandatory faith-based rehabilitation.The inmate claims he was put in...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:10 am

Area Deltas known for tutoring, health projects and scholarships

 “Each of you should look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others” (Philippians 2:4, English Standard Version). This could have been the root Bible verse that inspir...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:09 am

Authors to discuss new book at Illinois State Library

 In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, by John Donvan and Caren Zucker. Crown Publishers, $30.The lives of John Donvan and Caren Zucker have both been touched by autism and their passion for t...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:08 am

Springfield salon owner hosts workshops at shelter for battered women

 Veris Van has a mission to “change the world one head at a time” using her beauty talents to build confidence, to educate and to lift the spirits of women and children in Springfield. Van’...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:09 am

Sheriff’s office won’t use body cameras yet

 The City of Springfield is investing $165,000 in body cameras for the Springfield Police Department. The move is meant to bring a new form of accountability to the police and the community.The l...

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