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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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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Funding referendum could be on November ballot

Springfield Public Schools could ask taxpayers for a boost soon, but the school board first plans to make another round of budget cuts.At a school board meeting on Jan. 7, the board unanimously approv
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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield K9s find drugs in 25 percent of searches

Flip a coin and pick a side. Repeat 50 times. Chances are, you’ll guess the coin toss more often than drug-sniffing police dogs in Springfield found contraband in traffic stops during 2012.

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