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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Experts gather in Springfield for symposium on environmental improvement

 Of the more than 83,000 chemicals registered with the federal government in the United States, only about 200 have been evaluated for potential threats to human health and safety, and only five...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

City wants Knox Flats flattened

 After a third-story window came crashing down last month from the dilapidated Knox Flats apartments near downtown, caretakers of one of Springfield’s oldest homes are demanding that the city d...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Panhandlers vow continued fight

 A federal appeals court upheld the City of Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance last week, but the panhandlers who challenged the ordinance aren’t giving up.In a 2-1 decision released Se...
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 10:45 am

Admissions suspended at school for children with disabilities

The CEO of The Hope Institute for Children and Families has been placed on administrative leave. The move comes as the school implements changes to rebound from an abuse incident....
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Survey seeks community input on health concerns

Springfield’s doctors want to know what’s making you sick.An upcoming survey will give residents a chance to sound off about health issues in the capital city and surrounding area, and those comme...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Survey shows dissatisfaction

Catholics who attend Mass as well as their lapsed brethren agree on some things, according to the results of a recently released survey of more than 1,400 current and former parishioners.There is sent...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

One man’s path out of homelessness

 It only took about a month for William Guyer of Springfield to go from employed to living on the street, but it took him almost a year to get back.Guyer’s story is one of injustice, heartbreak...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 02:38 pm

Murder charges after case reviewed

 A former Adams County prosecutor and University of Illinois football star now facing murder charges walked free more than eight years ago after an autopsy on his wife failed to determine a cause...
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 ...

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