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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield-based IIAA uses sports as therapy

 Urgent shouts and the squeak of sneakers fill the basketball courts on the second floor of Gold’s Gym in Springfield. Volleyball nets span four courts, each filled with teenagers. Their eyes a
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Activists, police working together to curb racial tension

It could happen anywhere. It could even happen here.The high-profile killings of black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City in the past few months highlight a long-smoldering tens
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Secretary of 33 years receives special gift as she retires

Doris Teyshak didn't miss a single day of work in her 33 years as secretary for Springfield attorney Randy Wolter. So when she retired, Wolter decided to send her off in style.
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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois balks at starting its own insurance marketplace

 Illinois lawmakers may have balked at establishing a state-run health insurance marketplace, but the controversial federal reforms known as “Obamacare” appear to be working nonetheless. The
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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:00 am

New exceptions for police to record conversations

 Police in Illinois could soon have broad new powers to listen to private conversations under a bill passed by the state legislature last week. The bill addresses an Illinois Supreme Court ruling
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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:00 am

The state’s plan to make the Sangamon a destination

 In the spring of 1831, when Abraham Lincoln was just 21, he and two other young men navigated a canoe down the Sangamon River. Lincoln grew to love the river, and his influence on it is still ev
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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 12:00 am

House adjourns without touching controversial Obamacare pillar

Republicans aren't the only ones afraid of Obamacare. The Democratic-controlled Illinois House today opted not to call a bill associated with the controversial health insurance reforms.
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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am

Salvation Army begins long-anticipated expansion

 As the early winter wind swirls snow across the parking lot at 100 N. Ninth St. in Springfield, a volunteer works the phones inside, coordinating the Salvation Army’s team of bell ringers. The
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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am

Minimum wage legislation advances ahead of Rauner’s inauguration

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner once remarked to a room full of Republicans that he was “adamantly, adamantly against” raising the minimum wage. Although Rauner later softened his stance, it’s

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