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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am

County asks residents to keep drugs out of the water system

Just when you thought it was safe for your drugs to go in the water... . “We ask that residents no longer flush their meds,” says Angela Harris, Sangamon County’s recycling co
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am
To most people, being green just means replacing your old light bulbs with compact fluorescents, reusing plastic grocery bags, turning off the water while brushing and placing your empty
News
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am

STD screenings offered this weekend

Despite the best efforts of public health officials and other groups, the rate of sexually transmitted disease infections among teenagers continues to rise. While HIV and AIDS captures most of the a
News
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:00 am

Despite national trend, Springfield area school districts don’t see increase in substitute teaching applicants

“Oh, I’ll just sub.” At some point, the thought of substitute teaching enters the mind of every unemployed worker and fresh-faced college graduate not sure of what to d
Feature
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:00 am

Meet the people who want to guide Springfield schools

My kids don’t go to the public schools. I don’t have children. There’s an election? Despite routinely encountering the preceding rejoinders, the four individuals r
News
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:00 am

Community work sessions on future of Springfield schools begins this week

A group of about 100 local residents will begin meeting this week to help make a decision about the future of district buildings, including Springfield High School. The residents received
News
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:00 am

Inventors and entrepreneurs call for business incubators

For Springfield inventor Ron Earley, like many others, the sweet gum tree in his yard was a real pain. Commonly referred to as “ankle-breakers,” the tree’s spiked globula
News
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:00 am

HIV/AIDS advocates demand increased healthcare access

As fate would have it, hundreds of middle- and high-schoolers lined up to enter the Capitol last week as HIV/AIDS advocates from around Illinois held a rally just a few steps away. Rally
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:00 am

Cap-and-trade worked for acid rain, but will it work again?

Notice that nobody talks about acid rain anymore? That’s because in 1990 Congress implemented a “cap-and-trade” program for emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:00 am

Mandatory reporting requirements discourage students from being tested

Twenty years ago, when the Illinois General Assembly approved a law requiring that school principals be notified whenever a student tests positive for the human immune deficiency virus, i

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