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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project marks 15 years

 Teshome Campbell doesn’t hold any grudges. Not against the public defender who failed to call crucial witnesses on his behalf. Not against the many judges who dismissed his claims of injustice
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Legacies resurrect Springfield Boxing Club

 Although he’s only 16, Kevin Mac of Springfield has the discipline of a much older man. All the members of the Springfield Boxing Club do. They wake up early, eat healthy, run and train almost
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

County board chairman’s company sues Meijer, others for copyright violation

 By now, Andy Van Meter is used to finding ideas his company owns in stores he didn’t sell those ideas to.“It happens more often than we’d like – probably three or four times a year,” h
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am

Bills would keep past crimes from affecting job search

Eric Smith of Chicago is ready to take over his grandmother’s funeral home when she retires, but he can’t. That’s because Smith earned a criminal record when he was 17, and that mistake 27 years
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am

Is Illinois really that bad off?

 The Rauner administration’s economic development chief says Illinois’ higher-than-average unemployment rate means Illinois should decrease workers’ compensation costs to businesses and cut
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am

Fossil found only in Illinois wasn’t a worm after all

 Since its discovery in 1958, the Tully monster has left scientists guessing. Not anymore.New research shows that the animal which serves as Illinois’ state fossil isn’t related to modern wor

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