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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:00 am

Pillar of health reform uses free market to cover uninsured

Starting next month, people in Illinois and around the nation will have a new option for purchasing health insurance. On Oct. 1, Illinois and several other states will operate state-run insurance &ldq
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Expert claims Dynegy won’t control pollution from old coal plants

A Texas-based energy company wants to take over several coal plants in Illinois, but environmental groups claim the company is planning to skip pollution controls and use a shell company to avoid taki
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Adult reading mentors serve as positive role models

Following a successful renovation at McClernand Elementary school, a group of volunteers is preparing to launch a reading mentoring program at the school. Bill Barton of Rochester, who is organizing t
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Put away the car. Sell the lawnmower. And walk.

Joan Walters has been around the world, and it shows in her spacious downtown apartment. Nearly every square foot of wall, door or floor features a different artifact – perhaps a tribal mask, a
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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Republican with union background to challenge Democratic incumbent

Mike Bell of Edinburg has a lot on his plate.He’s on the boards of both the Edinburg and Christian County economic development groups, co-chairman of a highway expansion project on Illinois Rout
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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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