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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

Fifteen percent of youth reported sex abuse

Following a federal report showing high rates of sex abuse in Illinois’ youth prisons, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is moving to eliminate the problem.In June, the federal Departm
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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

City eyes turn lanes at two busy intersections as neighborhood hits the brakes, urging caution

The City of Springfield is considering widening two accident-prone intersections and adding turn lanes, but nearby residents may put up a fight.In April, the city submitted a pair of grant application
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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

A church organizes an outpouring of generosity called Sharefest

What would cause parents to be excited about sending their children to a 102-year-old school building where 82 percent of the students come from low-income homes? The answer is an outpouring of genero
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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am

Immigration votes could swing U.S. House to Democrats

The national debate on immigration reform could determine the results of the 2014 U.S. House elections, according to two national Latino groups. One of Springfield’s representatives in Washingto
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield native serving on aircraft carrier in Pacific Ocean

Somewhere in the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Australia, a U.S. aircraft carrier is conducting training exercises with the Royal Australian Navy. Aboard that 1,092-foot carrier, named USS Geo
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Funding unsure, but construction could begin in 2014.

It’s not a sure thing yet, but Springfield’s rail consolidation plan is becoming more likely as design work and field research ramp up. The first piece of construction could start in mid-2
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Three separate expansion projects bring improved health care to Springfield

What’s the official bird of St. John’s Hospital? The crane.That silly joke popped up shortly after the towering construction crane began hoisting materials around the hospital in June 2012

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