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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am

Troubled kids perform for state Supreme Court justices

 These kids have seen a lot: broken families, violence, drug use, poverty and despair. Now they’ve seen something else – something they probably never imagined: the Illinois Supreme Court jus
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am

Atheist prisoner claims IDOC unfairly punished him

An atheist prisoner in Illinois is suing the state and a private prison contractor for alleged unfair punishment stemming from his mandatory faith-based rehabilitation.The inmate claims he was put in
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am

The human cost of Illinois’ budget crisis

Someone may have to die before this is resolved, and even that might not be enough. That’s the consensus among several social service agencies in Springfield which are running on fumes as a result of the state budget crisis.
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Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 am

Liberty Principles PAC spend, $1.3 million to slam incumbent Republican

 It isn’t often that an incumbent state legislator faces a primary challenger backed by a governor from his own party, but this isn’t a typical election year.Republican state Sen. Sam McCann
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Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 am

African-American History Museum opens new location

 In a fitting spot above the water fountain at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum is a photo of a public restroom with three doors. One is marked “LADIES,” a
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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Program offers legal help for health issues

 Doctors at SIU School of Medicine have a new tool for improving the health of low-income patients around Springfield: the ability to “prescribe” a lawyer.SIU School of Medicine and Land of L
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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am

State has until 2018 before Illinoisans would be barred from planes.

 Illinois is having trouble complying with a controversial federal law on state identification cards, more than a decade after the law passed.If the state doesn’t comply or get an extension by
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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am

Advocates say program would ultimately save state money

 It was supposed to save lives. Now, it’s part of the rubble of a crumbling state.A state program which would have helped prevent HIV and AIDS was trashed last year before it started, another c

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