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Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 am

Controversial toll road loses second court battle

 A federal court struck down last week an environmental study used to justify a new tollway in northern Illinois.It’s the second such loss in court for the controversial project, which was alre
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Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 am

Exelon, Dynegy reportedly seeking compromise

 Controversial legislation to subsidize unprofitable nuclear plants in Illinois may see a vote after the election as lawmakers return to Springfield for the fall veto session.
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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:00 am

Damage, economics may doom historic YWCA building

 Before he was president, state senator Barack Obama used to kid Mary Hardy Hall of Springfield about the outdated manual elevator at the YWCA. “ ‘If it isn’t the woman with the oldest
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 am

Illinois taking steps to stop improper health care payments

 Want to make some easy cash? Try defrauding Medicaid.It’s a booming business, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which says the total amount of “improper
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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:00 am

Could marijuana replace opioids for pain?

 More than 165,000 people died between 1999 and 2014 from an opiate overdose in the United States. Tim McGraw likes to point out that the number of people who died from marijuana overdose during
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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:00 am

Caregivers, clients speak at emotional hearing in Springfield

 Tim Summer of Peoria doesn’t want a vacation from his son.Summer cares for his 22-year-old son, Seaver, who requires constant supervision because of his severe disabilities. That means Summer
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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 am

Video gaming yields millions for infrastructure, but at a cost

 Orville Dash is no stranger to addiction.Now 79 years old, he is a recovering alcoholic but hasn’t drank a beer in 35 years. He quit smoking, too; he once inhaled three or four packs per day b
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Edgar, Kennedy say establishment politicians have failed to bring change

 Voters are angry, and they’re ready to tear down the institutions of government.That was the message this week from former Gov. Jim Edgar and Christopher Kennedy, scion of the Kennedy politica
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 am

Sustainability moves beyond environment to people

 Joe Terrell’s story starts not with a light bulb turning on above his head, but rather with one going out.It was the late ’90s, and Terrell owned a Denny’s restaurant franchise in Mokena,

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