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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Reforms enacted in 2011 helped, but Rauner wants more

 Changes to the Illinois workers’ compensation system enacted four years ago have reduced the system’s costs, according to a new report.The findings come amid wrangling in the Illinois Stateh
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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Jr. Blues give hockey players from around the globe a chance to shine

 Petr Kuznetsov doesn’t say much.“Hockey is my life,” he says, summing up why he made the 5,000-mile journey from his hometown of Moscow, Russia, to play for the Springfield Jr. Blues.Kuzne
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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 am

Illinois has money for entertainment, but not vital services

 Fallout Boy got paid. So did Styx. So did The Fray and all of the other artists who performed at the Grandstand during the Illinois State Fair this year. How did that happen when Illinois isn’
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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Coordinated effort to help disadvantaged Sangamon County students

 From the moment they’re born, some children face hurdles to their mental, emotional and physical development. However, a movement is growing in Sangamon County to help those disadvantaged kids
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Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 12:00 am

Scheels in Springfield is not closing

Steve Luker doesn't know how the rumors started, but he knows one thing: they're not true. Scheels in Springfield is not closing, and the store has not refused to renew their lease.
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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am

Woman sues DNR for allegedly ignoring regulations

 An 11-year legal battle over a coal mine 40 miles south of Springfield continues as one woman claims the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t follow its own rules.The case questions
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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am

Sangamon County hospitals respond to disturbing health needs survey

 Although Sangamon County is first among all 102 Illinois counties for its quality of clinical care, it ranks 79th for overall health. That disconnect between health offerings and the community�
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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 By all accounts, Illinois Auditor General William “Bill” Holland made the leap from a Senate Democratic chief of staff to his current role as a fiercely independent auditor with ease. He ada
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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 am

Skilled workers uncertain about status

 On Oct. 1 and 2, thousands of immigrants across the nation sent flower bouquets to the headquarters of the federal Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t a gesture of th

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