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Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am
Thirty years ago, on June 7, 1982, the Central Illinois Foodbank started its outreach with just one ton of apple cobbler in an empty warehouse. Today, the Springfield-based charity reaches 21 counties
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am
If you watched Wednesday’s “American Idol” finale, you know what Jennifer Holliday is capable of doing. The famous actress and singer was scheduled to sing a duet with contestant Jes
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Ronald Earley has invented a new type of cane and would like to see it manufactured in Springfield.  Except there’s one problem. Everyone he’s talked to, which includes U.S. Sen. Dick
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Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am
When Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2010, it left a big pool of money that had previously been used to ensure people charged with capital crimes got fair trials. Totaling almost $17.8 million
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Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am
Euthanasia rates for stray dogs and cats in Sangamon County are the lowest they’ve ever been, says Mary Ann Morris, president of Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control (SCAC). “Maybe it
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am
Any experienced gardener knows the value of good soil. But what if the soil is contaminated with toxins? The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans to test three community garden plots in Spri
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am
Springfield will host seven guests from out of town next week, but they’re not here to see the sights – at least not for the same reason as other tourists. These guests are the Sustainable
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Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am
Organizers for a Central Illinois Race Unity Picnic are looking for musicians, dancers and art-contest judges to come participate in a Race Unity event being held June 10 at Springfield’s Southw
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Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am
Springfield’s Sharon Stidham, owner and director of the Achill Academy of Irish Dance in Springfield, recently returned from judging the World Irish Dance Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. S
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Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport’s venture into the airline business has hardly taken off.The airport last month committed $715,000 in public money to charter jets to replace flights to and from

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