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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Project will add exam rooms, pharmacy and more

Breaking ground on the new expansion for Central Counties Health Centers is (from left to right) CCHC board chairman Bobby Hall, Springfield mayor Michael Houston, Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, and CCHC p...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project files clemency petition in light of new research

 A former day care worker accused in 1995 of killing an infant by shaking him was denied a retrial last week, dealing a rare setback to the Springfield-based Illinois Innocence Project. DuPage Co...
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 02:24 pm

Walmart sued over accidents

PHOTO BY BRUCE RUSHTON Walmart needs to address accidents at the intersection of Sam’s Place and North Dirksen Parkway, near the Walmart store in northeast Springfield, says a lawyer who is sui...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 03:00 am

Furniture, cleaning supplies and even human rights are the future of sustainability

 Forget about recycling for a minute. Being “green” is more than just keeping glass out of the landfill.That was one message of the 10th Annual Green Symposium, a conference held in Springfie...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield shows lowest unemployment in state

 Employers at a Springfield job fair last week tried to fill hundreds of jobs, showing cautious optimism that the economy will continue its slow recovery.More than 30 businesses – some of them ...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Ex-cop still on public payroll

 Joseph Langan, an erstwhile Southern View police officer turned criminal, remains on the payroll at University of Illinois Springfield despite a $40,000 settlement reached between the village an...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:49 am

Church fights tax collector

West Side Christian Church is suing the state Department of Revenue in a fight over whether a church-owned day care center should be subject to property taxes.The lawsuit filed this month in Sangamon ...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Pillar of health reform uses free market to cover uninsured

Starting next month, people in Illinois and around the nation will have a new option for purchasing health insurance. On Oct. 1, Illinois and several other states will operate state-run insurance &ldq...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

Expert claims Dynegy won’t control pollution from old coal plants

A Texas-based energy company wants to take over several coal plants in Illinois, but environmental groups claim the company is planning to skip pollution controls and use a shell company to avoid taki...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:13 pm

While drama unfolds, city ignores signs of a lawsuit waiting to happen

Springfield officials who are looking down the barrel of a lawsuit in the Shredgate scandal shouldn’t be surprised.City officials acknowledge that police officers broke the law last spring when ...

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