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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Jimmy Carter visits Jacksonville to announce plan

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville
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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Oberweis is swinging hard for Durbin’s seat

 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo
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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am

‘Walking Dead’ actor stars in violent web video

 In a dusty, dimly-lit warehouse, a horde of zombies closes in two men with high-powered firearms trying in vain to escape through a stuck door. The men radio for help, and outside, an armored ca
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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am

Scherer and Bell attack about nothing much

 In politics, no molehill is too small to be made into a mountain. The race to represent Illinois’ 96th House District pits incumbent Rep. Sue Scherer, a Democrat from Decatur, against Republic
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Slogging through the season’s political ads

 William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It is famous for the line “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Nowhere is that more evident than in political adv
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Johnson: The system is “destroying black America”

 A Springfield man is suing two city police officers in federal court for alleged racial profiling following a traffic stop in 2013.Samuel Johnson, who is black, says two Springfield police offic
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am

Experts gather in Springfield for symposium on environmental improvement

 Of the more than 83,000 chemicals registered with the federal government in the United States, only about 200 have been evaluated for potential threats to human health and safety, and only five
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:00 am

Panhandlers vow continued fight

 A federal appeals court upheld the City of Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance last week, but the panhandlers who challenged the ordinance aren’t giving up.In a 2-1 decision released Se

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