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Visual Art
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 12:00 am

Tattoos come of age in Springfield

Why would someone voluntarily undergo several hours of a needle stabbing them several thousand times per minute? The simple answer is for the sake of art, but the long answer is a bit more complicated
News
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 am

University support staff claim pay disparity between union, non-union workers

A group of union workers at the University of Illinois Springfield claims many of their non-union counterparts got raises above the university’s own limits. The workers also claim UIS pays suppo
News
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 12:00 am

State will vet private insurance plans in public market

Illinois is preparing to roll out a crucial pillar of the federal health care reforms, but one puzzle piece remains out of place.The state plans to open a health insurance market at the start of 2014,
News
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project helps free imprisoned Chicago man with imperfect compromise

Although Anthony Murray walked out of prison on Oct. 31 a free man after 14 years, gaining his freedom required admitting to a murder he says he didn’t commit. “It’s been a long road
Politics
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 12:00 am

A new political map and lots of money give an edge to Scherer and Manar

The Republican legislative hegemony in Springfield is in peril. For the first time in almost 20 years, Springfield seems poised to help elect at least one – maybe even two – Democrats to r
News
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 12:00 am

Nonprofit asks state to reexamine cost estimates

A Springfield nonprofit is asking the state to put the brakes on a plan to replace an elementary school building located north of downtown.Jerry Jacobson, spokesman for the nonprofit historic preserva
News
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:00 am

Day of Action sends 280 volunteers across Springfield

On a blustery Friday, an endless stream of people ambles into the United Way office, filling the small space with white T-shirts bearing the words “Live United.” Moments later, they’
News
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:00 am

Psychologists seek ability to prescribe drugs

Citing a mental health crisis across the nation, some psychologists in Illinois want the ability to prescribe drugs. But some psychiatrists and physicians aren’t on board.It’s a battle str
News
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 12:00 am
Everyone wants to be a movie star. That’s why actors who are “discovered” have such popular stories: they are everyday people plucked from everyday life and chosen to ascend the stai
Politics
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 12:00 am

A classic liberal and a traditional conservative are in a tight race for the new 13th Congressional District

David Gill is an unabashed liberal, even in a time when “liberal” is a dirty word.Gill is running for Congress in the 13th Congressional District as a Democrat, hoping to finally secure th

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