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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 12:00 am

Sick and vacation time take Caldwell to 30-year anniversary

Ralph Caldwell begins his new job as director of the Metropolitan Computer-Aided Dispatch agency in Champaign County on Dec. 14, but city officials confirm that he’ll still be employed as chief
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 12:00 am
It would be like putting a lobbyist for the pesticide industry in charge of promoting organic food.That’s how one founding member of the Sangamon County Organization for Reform of Cycling Habita
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 12:00 am

New orchestra executive begins work this month

The new season for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra brings not only new management, but also a recent announcement that musicians have voted to officially unionize.On Oct.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 12:00 am

Program to help low-income households goes wireless

As many as 20,370 low-income households in Sangamon County could qualify for a free cell phone and 60 minutes of free monthly talk-time, according to a spokesperson with TracFone Wireless, Inc., a nat
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 12:00 am

Youth interest, land access and funding are top priorities

After a five-year hiatus, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will reconvene its Conservation Congress, a two-day conference that brings conservationists and recreation advocates together.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 12:00 am

Free speech goes on trial in Sangamon County

Deep down, Humphrey — a 57-year-old model-railroading enthusiast who works part-time jobs at an area hobby shop and bookstore — knew why the Federal Bureau of Investigation had dropped by his north-end home.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:00 am

Technology eliminates patient error, saves time

The national health care debate continues on Capitol Hill, but that won’t stop Springfield medical leaders from injecting innovation into the local health care scene. Last week U.S. Sens. Richard Durbin and Roland Burris, D-Ill., announced that the United States Department of Health and Human Services would award $750,000 to the Illinois Primary Health Care Association to aid its transition to electronic health records.


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