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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
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
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 am

Gym owner responds to accidents at dangerous intersection

Countless cars whiz through the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Lawrence Avenue every morning and evening, each driver urgently heading to the next stage of the day. At that infamous intersect
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 am
If education is a path to success, getting students to show up is a step in the right direction. That’s why Springfield Public Schools and the Faith Coalition for the Common Good are rolling out
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 am

Stricter limits put off until 2020

State regulators won’t enforce pollution limits on one of Illinois’ largest power generators until 2020 under a ruling released Sept. 20. The Illinois Pollution Control Board last week gra
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 12:00 am

Congress’ inaction affects farmers, low-income families

As Congress wrestles over an agriculture bill that will set policy for the next five years, local farmers and ag experts worry the delay could endanger a variety of important programs when the current
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 12:00 am

Union faces unprecedented challenges, even from allies

What would drive a crowd of unionized state employees to boo the very governor they helped elect? The answer is about $83 billion of pension underfunding, a broken labor contract and a lot of jobs in


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