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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
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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
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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
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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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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield man taking dugout canoe down Illinois and Mississippi rivers

Dean Campbell of Springfield says ideas are cheap. Putting them into action is what matters.On Sept. 1, the 78-year-old former teacher will launch a 1,200-pound dugout canoe that he fashioned out of
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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Your guide to the State Fair’s final four days

For Amy Bliefnick, the Illinois State Fair is like a party with 815,000 of her closest friends. Bliefnick has been manager of the fair for eight years, making her the longest-serving manager in the fa

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