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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Election results follow race, class geography of Springfield

 Doris Turner doesn’t need a map to know where the Democratic votes come from in Springfield. Turner is in her second two-year term as chairwoman of the Sangamon County Democratic Party, so she
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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Utility faces financial storm

 Eric Hobbie calls it “a perfect storm.”One of the biggest squalls in the history of Springfield City Water, Light and Power looms large while Hobbie, chief utility engineer at CWLP, tries to
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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Enos Park finds legal route to force action on abandoned properties

 A Springfield neighborhood group may have found a little-known way to deal with abandoned properties. Enos Park Development LLC, the real estate arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Ass
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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Jimmy Carter visits Jacksonville to announce plan

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville
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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

Oberweis is swinging hard for Durbin’s seat

 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo
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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am

‘Walking Dead’ actor stars in violent web video

 In a dusty, dimly-lit warehouse, a horde of zombies closes in two men with high-powered firearms trying in vain to escape through a stuck door. The men radio for help, and outside, an armored ca
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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am

Scherer and Bell attack about nothing much

 In politics, no molehill is too small to be made into a mountain. The race to represent Illinois’ 96th House District pits incumbent Rep. Sue Scherer, a Democrat from Decatur, against Republic
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Slogging through the season’s political ads

 William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It is famous for the line “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Nowhere is that more evident than in political adv
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Johnson: The system is “destroying black America”

 A Springfield man is suing two city police officers in federal court for alleged racial profiling following a traffic stop in 2013.Samuel Johnson, who is black, says two Springfield police offic

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