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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. But it may not be up to him. 
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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers to reconsider criminal sentencing

People convicted of low-level crimes in Illinois could soon see less time behind bars, but that doesn’t mean Illinois is going soft on crime.State lawmakers during the spring legislative session app
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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Electricity may soon get cleaner … and a lot more expensive

 Climate change is happening already, and climate scientists say the more the globe heats up, the more humans will suffer.Summer heat will last longer and bring hotter average temperatures. Wildf
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Legislation would have sidestepped rulemaking process

 Illinois is taking too long to approve regulations for a controversial oil and gas drilling method, according to a coalition of businesses. They simply asked lawmakers to speed things up with le
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Law would keep troubled kids with their adoptive families

 Illinois lawmakers voted to end a practice known as “planned abandonment” of adopted kids, but the state’s poor fiscal condition will likely limit the state’s ability to enact the change
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Cost and access to relief questioned

 Illinoisans want their medical marijuana sooner, cheaper and with fewer restrictions.At a May 21 public hearing in Springfield, several speakers asked the state to speed up the program’s imple
Summerguide
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up for one of these events, then train for it. If you enter, you’re a winner.

 When life gets busy, staying fit often takes a back seat. But there’s an easy way to stay committed to your workout: sign up for a race.Simply wanting to be in shape will only get you so far,
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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Feds would pay to create health insurance exchange

If state lawmakers don’t act soon, Illinois could miss out on hundreds of jobs and $500 million in federal dollars to establish a state health insurance marketplace. As end of the spring legislative

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