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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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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am

Rebuilding would be long process

 After more than four months closed to the public, the Illinois State Museum appears poised to reopen, although things wouldn’t be quite the same.The state agency which controls the museum syst
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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 12:00 am

President will speak to supporters after addressing Illinois General Assembly

President Barack Obama’s visit to Springfield tomorrow will include a private event at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 am
 In 2013, one out of every 266 people in Illinois was in prison. For African-American residents, it was one in every 68 people.That’s just one of the shocking facts illustrating the serious rac

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