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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Area historian to detail what happened to Illinois’ Kickapoo nation

Untitled Document Kevin Young discusses the Kickapoo Indians with a certain familiarity and fondness, as if he and the native Illinois tribe are old friends. "We've just kind of fol
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:00 am

The state’s lawyers say it’s time to end capital punishment

Jack Carey, a general trial practitioner from Belleville and a 30-year member of the Illinois State Bar Association, had barely been president of the organization for 24 hours when its 201-m
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 12:00 am

The city pledges that Lake Springfield Beach will be back one day, better than ever

Nearly 35 years ago, a young Frank Edwards stood watch over Springfield Beach.    As one of the summertime spot’s lifeguards, he su
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:00 am

Council to consider repeal of controversial development-related ordinance

Untitled Document Aldermen are still demanding answers from the city of Springfield more than a month after they approved an ordinance tacking on an apprenticeship requirement to
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:00 am

Experts outline Banner mine’s potential impact on nearby

Untitled Document Several state environmental experts testified at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources building Monday and Tuesday during the first round of an administr
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield's ultimate fighters take it to the limit

Justin Robbins knelt on the living-room floor in his Piper Glen home with his 4-year-old daughter, Sydney. The pair held hands, closed their eyes,
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:00 am

Area food pantries and soup kitchens report fewer donations

Untitled Document Linda Freer first noticed a slowdown in donations at St. John’s Breadline when general staples such as tea bags, pasta, and frozen turkeys stopped showing
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:00 am

Stewardship Alliance promotes local farm produce at area eateries

Untitled Document Lindsay Record, local-food coordinator at the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, started working with Springfield area farmers nearly a year ago. She wanted fresh i
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:00 am

Chamber hopes to referee dispute over council ordinance

Untitled Document The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host a closed-door meeting Friday in the hope that city officials and community leaders will find common ground
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:00 am

Student athlete refuses to quit; organizes event to raise research money

Untitled Document The people who know Katie Jasmon say that she lives every hour of her life to accomplish something. As a student at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, she

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