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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 04:28 am
It was only a few months ago that the former Downstate Illinois Innocence Project expanded its focus statewide and became the Illinois Innocence Project. Adding partners at the three public law school...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 07:37 am
OK, we admit it.We lied.Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries has not bought out Walgreens, or Family Video for that matter. Goodwill president and CEO Sharon Durbin does not have a penthouse office at ...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 02:21 pm
We’re a huge fan of Sparc, the organization dedicated to helping the developmentally disabled in Springfield with housing, employment and recreational activities.But not the kind of fan Sparc ne...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 09:54 am
Prisons need vans to transport inmates so they won’t escape. In Hillsboro, animal lovers want a van to help get dogs and cats out of lockup and save them from the executioner’s needle.Foun...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 07:54 am
For those of us with a sweet tooth, no excuse is needed to make us buy candy. Chocolate-covered peanuts are particularly persuasive. But for those blessed with self-control when it comes to sweets, th...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 04:06 am
Members of a Springfield activist group held a sit-in this week at U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson’s office to protest tax breaks that they say benefit only the very wealthy. While Johnson’s current...
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 10:14 pm
A legal spat between THR & Associates and the public-television station that produces Antiques Roadshow is starting to get, well, old.WGBH, the television station based in Boston, was back in fede...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 05:02 pm
In the Solving-Problems-We-Didn’t-Know-We-Had Department, federal regulators are pondering the fate of apples that won’t turn brown.You can bruise it, you can slice it, you can dice it, yo...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:51 am
For kids, summer usually means lazy days filled with swimming, riding bikes, and staying up late. But for too many kids, summer can also mean hunger. When kids aren’t in school, they aren’...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 07:55 am
It isn’t hard to see why the Animal Protective League is giving away cats.Walk into the reception area of the animal shelter on Taintor Road and there, atop a desk, lies Garfunkel, a tabby, snoo...


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