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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Lawsuit challenges ‘catch-all’ allegation against parents

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services still uses a rule that was struck down by the state’s highest court to take children, according to a lawsuit filed last week.Filed in Cook
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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

High-tech agriculture on display in Decatur

Farmin’ ain’t easy. Though the concept of planting seeds and harvesting the bounty seems simple enough, there are numerous risks to contend with: weeds, bugs, drought, flood, cold, disease
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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Bill Legge makes another rescue attempt, one step at a time

When William “Bill” Legge first took over as acting director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois in February, he found disenchanted donors, a building in need of renovations an
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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Harassment and violations of First Amendment alleged

Two Springfield panhandlers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the City of Springfield and a handful of city police officers on Tuesday, alleging the city and the officers violate panhandler
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am

A season of robust theater in central Illinois

Although summer is drawing to a close, the theater season is still going strong. Springfield and the surrounding region boast some truly impressive talent and mesmerizing productions that can hold the
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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Lawmakers, analysts mull a change in how Illinois generates revenue

Though they disagree on just about everything else, Ted Dabrowski and Ralph Martire agree on one thing: Illinois’ poor fiscal condition offers an opportunity to make the state better.For Dabrows
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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

Ex court worker claims revenge for backing ousted judge

Sangamon County Chief Judge Leslie Graves’ former assistant is suing her and a court administrator in federal court, saying Graves fired her in retaliation for supporting another judge in an inv

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