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Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:00 am

Loami family’s energy experiment could determine success of larger wind projects

Being laid off didn’t stop Linda Norbut Suits from doing what she and her husband, Duston, felt was necessary. After a tornado three years ago ripped through Loami, where the couple liv
Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am

Illinois slashes supportive housing programs as feds beef up housing funds

Brenda Johnson, executive director of Helping Hands, says officials at the Springfield homeless shelter are simply “trying to control what we have control of” to adjust to a 27
Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am

Why are unemployed debit card users charged fees?

Pay poor tax of $15. The directive no longer applies solely to Monopoly players — it’s also happening to Illinois’ unemployed workers. Last fall, the Illinois De
Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Existing freight tracks will impede Springfield high-speed rail development

Despite Springfield’s freedom from many of the rush-hour nightmares that plague other cities, traffic-paralyzing trains barreling through town at all the wrong times remain among th
Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 am

St. John’s outpatient surgery center to offer tranquil atmosphere

People who don’t like hospitals typically cite their cold, institutional feel as the reason.
Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:00 am

After previous derailments, Illinois plans for high-speed rail are back on track

President Barack Obama announced his plan for a national network of speedy passenger trains in April by painting a scene familiar to high-speed rail utopians. “Imagine board
Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 am

Child care service providers are not waiting on lawmakers

Tamara Moore left active duty with the Navy to return to college and spend more time with her three children. One of the factors that influenced her decision to give up a good military sa
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:00 am

Springfield nonprofit serves some of the poorest citizens on earth

With all the poverty that exists in the United States Brent De Land, who founded the local nonprofit Haitian Development Fund, sometimes doesn’t know how to ask people to give his or


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