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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am

Immigration votes could swing U.S. House to Democrats

The national debate on immigration reform could determine the results of the 2014 U.S. House elections, according to two national Latino groups. One of Springfield’s representatives in Washingto
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield native serving on aircraft carrier in Pacific Ocean

Somewhere in the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Australia, a U.S. aircraft carrier is conducting training exercises with the Royal Australian Navy. Aboard that 1,092-foot carrier, named USS Geo
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Funding unsure, but construction could begin in 2014.

It’s not a sure thing yet, but Springfield’s rail consolidation plan is becoming more likely as design work and field research ramp up. The first piece of construction could start in mid-2
Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Three separate expansion projects bring improved health care to Springfield

What’s the official bird of St. John’s Hospital? The crane.That silly joke popped up shortly after the towering construction crane began hoisting materials around the hospital in June 2012
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Administrative rule would require sprinklers in all new homes

Illinois is considering a building code change that would mandate sprinklers in all new residences, but homebuilders worry it could hamstring the already struggling construction industry.Illinois Stat
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Zoning violations could shut down halfway houses

A prison parolee accused of beating a homeless woman to death on June 1 faces decades in prison if convicted. Meanwhile, the transitional home in Springfield to which he was paroled faces zoning viola
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am

Report questions Illinois support of coal industry

Coal companies have extracted about $3 billion worth of coal from Illinois so far this year. So why is the state of Illinois giving them subsidies?That’s the question asked by an alliance of env
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am

State law opens up southern Illinois to hydraulic fracturing

Illinois will soon be open range for hydraulic fracturing, the controversial technique for freeing oil and natural gas trapped in underground shale rock. But even as the state prepares its rules gover


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