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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am

A season of robust theater in central Illinois

 A good actor isn’t afraid to be emotionally naked in front of an audience. From the silver screen to Broadway, talented thespians figuratively bare themselves to the public. But how much more
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am
 More than 622,000 previously uninsured people in Illinois now have health coverage, thanks to the federal reforms known as “Obamacare.” That accounts for about 51 percent of the estimated 1.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 12:00 am
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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police say they’re trying to make the city safer. But black drivers feel targeted.

 Just before midnight on Nov. 4, Samuel Johnson of Springfield was returning home from Bloomington when he saw a police cruiser in the median along Interstate 55. He hadn’t been drinking or usi
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am

Program ready to be implemented

 Medical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle to implementation in Illinois, with a panel of state lawmakers approving regulations for the pilot program. Now all that remains is licensing the gro
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am

Computer tampering case resolved, but questions remain about public grants

 Computer tampering charges have been dropped against a defendant in a bizarre court case involving supposed computer hacking at a defunct Illinois nonprofit. Still, millions of dollars in state
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield’s Jackson Street could get a makeover

 In the 1820s, when Springfield was still changing from a sleepy frontier settlement to a bustling metropolis, a small creek ran through what is now the city’s downtown.  Nearly 200 years
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Excommunication a small price to live her faith

 By most measures, Mary Keldermans of Springfield is a good Catholic.She was raised in the church, volunteered and for many years helped convert people to Catholicism. She and her husband, Steve


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