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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

State police won’t name names

 Larry Willis, publisher and co-owner of the County Journal in Percy, about 140 miles south of Springfield, was just doing what journalists do last July when he asked Illinois State Police for a ...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers schedule hearing on museum governance

 Members of an advisory board to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library have agreed to sit on a panel designed to explore governance issues that erupted last spring when the board’s chairman ...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Quinn’s Illiana Expressway runs into problems

 Plans for a proposed toll road between Illinois and Indiana appear to be moving forward, despite a lack of funding and environmental concerns. The Illiana Expressway, which would connect Interst...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Downtown plan fizzles

 Plans for apartments, shops and a cultural center at an empty downtown church in Springfield are on the rocks.Former Ward 8 Ald. Irv Smith has sued his partner in the project, developer Dan Mulc...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Energy industry and environmentalists dissatisfied with changes

 State regulators have released new regulations for a highly controversial oil and gas extraction technique. Environmental groups in the area that will be affected say the new protections aren’...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Decatur’s finest get their man

Dennis Kendall didn’t finish high school, but at 32, he was a homeowner in Decatur before his world came crashing down.He began roofing at the age of 13, his family says, and was once employed by th...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Architectural clues and documents reveal how house was built

 For three years, Erika Holst has been squirming into tight spaces that probably haven’t seen daylight in more than 100 years. Holst is the curator of collections at the Springfield Art Associa...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Lincoln painting goes unfinished

 Gilbert Stuart never finished his portrait of George Washington. Coleridge was interrupted by a visitor before he could complete “Kubla Khan.”And then there is the mural of Abraham Lincoln,...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

SIU study testing experimental Alzheimer’s drug

 More than 100 years after it was first medically recognized, Alzheimer’s disease still has no cure. It’s not even clear what causes the debilitating and fatal condition, but Alzheimer’s vi...

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