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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:00 am

Researchers educate lawmakers on looming dangers

In 1984, an engineer named Stanley Watras set off a radiation detector at the nuclear power plant he was helping to build in Pottstown, Pa. The power plant hadn’t started producing power yet, so pla
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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:00 am

Bills mimic law that prompted 11-hour filibuster

 Two bills to impose tougher regulations on abortions were introduced last week in the Illinois General Assembly, prompting an outcry from abortion rights groups.Proponents say the bills are abou
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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:00 am

Property tax proposal could raise up to $10 million

A group of parents, teachers and volunteers is pushing the Springfield Public Schools board to place a school funding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.The group, Invest in 186, has proposed a plan that
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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Inside the Springfield Police Department’s K-9 training program

 Inside a livestock building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, a man is hiding stashes of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in state-owned work vehicles parked inside for the winter
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Businesses frustrated with law four years after passage

 Although the 2010 federal health insurance reforms have survived nearly 50 repeal attempts and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law remains controversial. The Patient Protection and Afforda
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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am

New superintendent knows the school district and the issues

 For Jennifer Gill, this is a sort of homecoming. Gill was born and raised in Springfield, was educated in Springfield’s public schools and went on to teach in them. Soon, she will move into a
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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am
Two well-known panhandlers in Springfield are appealing an initial defeat in their lawsuit against the city. Even if they lose the appeal, however, they’ll likely have another chance to make their c
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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:00 am

Leading Springfield to a future of health and fitness

Fitness is in. We’ve all seen enough alarming articles about obesity in America to know that something has to change, and there are plenty of people in Springfield trying to do something about it. W

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