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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 12:00 am
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes' homophobic views. Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter. President George W. Bush's efforts to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay
News
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 12:00 am
The dates are engraved in Leslie Orear's memory. Some years are worthy of celebration: 1867, workdays are limited to eight hours; 1911, Workmen's Compensation Act becomes law; 1929, children are re
Feature
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 12:00 am

Why Judy Baar Topinka, the popular head of the Illinois Republican Party, just wants it to be over

Just before a Republican rally was set to begin at the state fairgrounds last Thursday afternoon, a cold, steady rain sent people running for cover, splashing mud as they fled. This proved a
News
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 12:00 am
Springfield's social service providers are bracing themselves for what they predict will be a significant spike in the area's homeless population this winter. But for some agencies the crisis is
News
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 12:00 am
Life has long been a juggling act for Springfield resident Brenda B. At times she has worked as many as three jobs to support her four kids, while squeezing in college-level courses when she co
News
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 12:00 am
Bowing to pressure from a coalition of local community groups, the Springfield Mass Transit District on Monday agreed to seek funding for a study to explore the possibility of extending bus ser
News
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 12:00 am
A new glossy lifestyles magazine that aims to peek behind the plush velvet curtains of Springfield's upper crust and swinging social set will hit newsstands this fall. Springfield Scene is the
News
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 12:00 am
After hearing about all the beer-swilling, pot-smoking, car-surfing vandals, Sangamon County Board member Sam Cahnman wanted to see for himself if Club 10 really was a teenage wasteland. On S
News
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 12:00 am
In a last-ditch attempt to appear on the Illinois presidential ballot in November, independent candidate Ralph Nader is challenging the constitutionality of Illinois election law in federal cou
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Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 12:00 am
Sister Beth Murphy remembers well the Chaldean cathedral in Baghdad. It was modest in both size and architecture, she says, void of the garish ornamentation usually associated with Christian ca

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