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Thursday, June 26, 2003 12:00 am
A 35-year-old ordinance could affect 162 home daycare providers in Springfield and the parents who depend on them--if the city decides to enforce it. Recently the city has held planning and zoni
Feature
Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:00 am

Chicago might forbid smoking in public places, but one state law insures that Springfield’s smokers can always share their habit.

The smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls wafts enticingly inside Dagwood's Deli. Leaning against the restaurant's counter, owner Tim Spengler smiles and says, "Just by standing here I can tell you who
Feature
Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:00 am

The state splurges with the tobacco settlement

Tobacco companies have paid Illinois more than $930 million so far to settle a lawsuit the state brought to recoup expenses it incurred to treat smoking-related illnesses. But instead of using that mo
Feature
Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:00 am

Dr. Glennon Paul advocates a ban on public smoking

His name was Johnny. He had dark auburn hair and was good-looking in a rugged way. A former military man, Johnny was 42 and married. He had two sons, ages 10 and 12. In 1968, one week after Dr. Glen
Feature
Thursday, May 15, 2003 12:00 am
Fairy tales usually have happy endings, especially the ones involving love at first sight. Cinderella and Snow White both snared their princes with just one look. It would seem only fitting if
News
Thursday, May 15, 2003 12:00 am
Dr. Elamin Elamin came to Illinois from Egypt 16 years ago. He is now director of the Critical Care Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine. In 1999 he join
News
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 12:00 am
Nancy Bowman, 45, has been a parole officer for 13 years. Originally from Salisbury, North Carolina, she relocated to the Springfield area after graduating from Southern Illinois University. Last week
News
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 12:00 am
Beth Ross's lawn is attracting double takes. While most of her neighbors have planted signs touting their favorite mayoral candidates, Ross's yard looks like it belongs to someone who's proud to remai
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Friday, May 9, 2003 12:00 am

Illinois began its anti-terrorism program in reaction to the Oklahoma City and first World Trade Center bombings. Traci Moyer evaluates the heartland program that became a model for the nation.

Before the United States was thrown into uncertainty and grief on September 11, 2001, Springfield residents were the target of a terrorist attack. In the spring of 2001, only months before the World
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Friday, May 9, 2003 12:00 am
When Ken Duffy took over Walko Music Co. in 1980, the store had been renting band instruments to Springfield schools for 25 years. But last semester Duffy saw a "25 percent" drop in his rental busines

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