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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:00 am

The state’s plan to make the Sangamon a destination

 In the spring of 1831, when Abraham Lincoln was just 21, he and two other young men navigated a canoe down the Sangamon River. Lincoln grew to love the river, and his influence on it is still ev
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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 12:00 am

House adjourns without touching controversial Obamacare pillar

Republicans aren't the only ones afraid of Obamacare. The Democratic-controlled Illinois House today opted not to call a bill associated with the controversial health insurance reforms.
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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am

Salvation Army begins long-anticipated expansion

 As the early winter wind swirls snow across the parking lot at 100 N. Ninth St. in Springfield, a volunteer works the phones inside, coordinating the Salvation Army’s team of bell ringers. The
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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am

Minimum wage legislation advances ahead of Rauner’s inauguration

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner once remarked to a room full of Republicans that he was “adamantly, adamantly against” raising the minimum wage. Although Rauner later softened his stance, it’s
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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 12:00 am

Judge: law unconstitutionally diminishes and impairs benefits

A Sangamon County judge struck down Illinois' pension overhaul law today, saying it impairs and diminishes retiree benefits in violation of the state constitution.
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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:00 am

School administrators banding together for reform

Illinois schools do a pretty good job, considering the state’s poor record of funding education. But Illinois’ system needs fundamental changes to be more efficient, effective and equitable.That
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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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