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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:08 am

Citizens voice concerns on pollution

 Don Hanrahan of Springfield remembers spending his childhood summers playing outside in Forest Park Hills subdivision, just across Spaulding Dam from the city power plant. He says that before Ci...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:07 am
 A Springfield-based home décor company won its copyright claim last month against two prominent retailers.Although there are still a handful of issues to resolve, the lawsuit dealing with an al...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:10 am

Campaign for 99th District seat in full swing

 Tony DelGiorno, the sole Democrat to defeat a Republican for a seat on the Sangamon County board in 2012, is hoping history will repeat itself this fall as he faces Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez in...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:09 am

A Jewish scholar addresses differences in belief

 If religion were based on logic, it would be Sudoku.“In Sudoku, everybody can get the same answer if you’re patient enough, if you’re smart enough and if you have an eraser,” said Amy-Ji...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:07 am

Judicial race features sons of judges

Candidates for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court in Springfield have at least one thing in common.Both Rick Verticchio of Carlinville, a Democrat, and Ryan Cadagin of Springfield, a Republican, are...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:08 am

Prisoner phone law among those signed

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a suite of bills into law this week focused on criminal justice reforms, including one which limits how much prisoners pay for phone calls.The laws come as Rauner seeks a 25-p...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:06 am

Outside Illinois, fair business varies

 Amid an epic state budget impasse that has curtailed social services and upped the state’s backlog of unpaid bills past $8 billion, the Illinois State Fair thrives.Claiming poverty, Gov. Bruce...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:05 am

Caregivers and state spar over program details

 A yearlong battle between the state and home care workers came to a head this month, with the state rescinding an unpopular policy and the governor vetoing a bill preserving the current programs...

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