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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 12:00 am

Are committee members already biased in favor of nukes?

Before the first meeting of the Illinois Nuclear Power Issues Task Force got underway last week, a colleague handed state Sen. Michael Bond a stack of memoranda containing lists of questi
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield nonprofits also need your skills to pay their bills

As they make the their annual push for charitable giving this holiday season, nonprofit organizations in the capital city urgently need cash as well as stuff: agencies that serve children are countin
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 12:00 am

Coal foes promise to not get in the way

To help stimulate the economy, both in Illinois and nationwide, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will ask president-elect Barack Obama to fast track a number of construction projects, including reviving the no
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 12:00 am

When it comes to nuclear power, will President Obama punt or play?

Illinois is the most nuclear state in the nation, leading the U.S. in number of reactors and producing one-tenth of the country’s nuclear energy. Forty-eight percent of Illinoisans’ elect
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 12:00 am

Medical-district to revisit master plan recommendations

Planners of the Illinois Medical District at Springfield wanted to create a space where people could work, shop and live. In order to build those new healthcare facilities, retail outlets and multif
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 12:00 am

As Election Day approaches, circuit clerk candidates Tony Libri and Cecilia Tumulty are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.

In August 2005, former Republican Gov. George Ryan awaited trial on federal corruption charges, Democrats held almost every constitutional office in the state and a majority of se
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 12:00 am

New Illinois report examines causes of poverty

Contrary to the belief of many in our society, poverty is not the result of laziness. Rather, a study published recently by the Heartland Alliance Mid-America Institute on Poverty
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 12:00 am

Injured Rochester student to receive special education services

A seven-month-long fight with Rochester School District has ended for Colleen and Bill Dracos, of Springfield, who sought special learning accommodations for their daughter who has a l
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 12:00 am

The boy wonder of the Illinois GOP is poised to become the nation’s youngest congressman. First he has to get past Democratic challenger Colleen Callahan.

In a flawless Saturday in Beardstown, Aaron Schock sprints to catch up with his parade float after falling behind to shake hands, slap five with little boys, pose for photographs,


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