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Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00 am

Part of land eyed for supermarket could become park

The warm summer breeze rushes through the dense underbrush of the second-growth forest known colloquially as Griffin Woods, filling the close space with the rustle and shimmer of thousands of leaves.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00 am

Lifting campaign contribution limits if SuperPACs spend big

Illinois lawmakers are reacting to a controversial ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court with a bill that could take Illinois back to the days of unlimited campaign contributions. The bill’s sponso
Summerguide
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Biking, running, swimming and obstacle courses in the capital city

With such mild and beautiful weather so far this year, it’s a great time to go outside and get some exercise. And while you’re at it, why not play in the mud?Springfield and the surroundin
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Project still seeks state subsidies for natural gas plant

A proposed state-of-the-art “clean coal” power plant in Taylorville has been sidelined, but the project could still continue as a natural gas power plant.Nebraska-based Tenaska, Inc. says
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Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am

Design experts envision a walkable, bike-friendly urban core

What started as a search for office space has turned into an investment adventure for Springfield architect Larry Quenette. He took a gamble when he decided to turn the three-story Dunn Building at 20
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Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am

Panel’s 3-7 vote against Tamms closure isn’t final word

A panel of state lawmakers voted last week to keep the state’s “supermax” prison open, but the costly facility’s ultimate fate rests with the governor.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am

What is the state teaching children about coal?

Illinois is a coal state – the eighth-largest producer of coal in the nation at 33.2 million tons in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Illinois Geological Survey estimates Il
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Group pushes for health insurance exchange even if federal reform is struck down

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of controversial federal health insurance reforms, advocates in Illinois are urging the state to implement the federal law even if it’s struck down.A
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Targeting STDs, teen pregnancy through better sex ed

At least 21 children between the ages of 12 and 14 had the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia in 2006, according to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health.That startling fact illustrates

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