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Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:00 am

No longer class action, advocates seek community services for nine individuals

A federal judge recently hindered efforts to allow more people with developmental disabilities to live in the community rather than in institutions. U.S. District Judge James Holde
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Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:00 am

Superintendent:%u2008“We can’t just focus on one student.”

Small miracles have come true since Chewey moved in with the Drew family. Six-year-old Kaleb Drew has autism, a developmental disability that affects social, emotional and communica
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Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am

Developers rely on “team approach” for park’s plans

Before developers installed the children’s playground at Edwin Watts Southwind Park, they spent an entire day discussing their options with representatives from United Cerebral Palsy
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Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:00 am

Leaders launch capital campaign, seek private funds

As Illinois prepares to slash funding for, and effectively shut down, social service and nonprofit organizations, Kerry Jennings is working to launch Chrysalis Independence Foundation, In
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Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:00 am

Springfield sisters to perform with CSI’s Gary Sinise in July

In just the past year, Cassy and Alyssa Gaddis, teenage sisters from Springfield, have become the bright-eyed faces of the National Guard music campaign. Since Alyssa, now 13, penn
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Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 am

Donations and state grant provide “vote of confidence”%u2008

After less than two months of fundraising, the Pleasant Plains Historical Society is ready to purchase and restore Clayville. Jim Verkuilen, the historical society president and vil

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