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Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 am

A grand plan to give the Illinois Executive Mansion new life

 The Illinois Executive Mansion has fallen into disrepair before. At least this time, no one is trying to demolish it.The mansion has been the Springfield residence of Illinois governors stretchi
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am

Springfield’s efforts to build bridges

 Sunshine Clemons was in high school when she had one of those formative experiences nearly every black person has involving police.Clemons, who lives in Springfield, says she and a couple of her
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Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:00 am

Illinois Supreme Court proposes change to chaining juveniles

Paul Cain remembers many of his clients. There was the 14-year-old boy with ADHD, accused of retail theft and possession of a stolen car. There was the 16-year-old girl who suffered from anxiety attac
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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:00 am

State panel says rising court fees are barrier to justice

 Court fees in Illinois are rapidly increasing, threatening the viability of the court system as a means of resolving disputes.That’s the conclusion of a state panel which is recommending sweep
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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:00 am

Illinois moves to limit cellphone spying by police

 Police departments across the nation have the technology to trick your smartphone into giving up mountains of information about you, and you may never know it happened. That could soon change in
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 am

Neighbors fighting coal ash berm north of Springfield

 A plan to dump coal ash waste near Elkhart needs significant work, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would create more room at an existing waste site for co
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield

 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am

Closing the nuclear power plant at Clinton

 Illinois has a long history with the atom. The world’s first nuclear reactor began operating in 1942 beneath a football field at the University of Chicago, where scientists with the secret Man

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