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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

State budget impasse hobbles homelessness efforts

 At least one homeless shelter in Springfield is facing cuts as the state budget impasse drags on. Helping Hands of Springfield is one of more than 100 anti-homelessness groups across the state s
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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Someone paid Internet users to join fight against sugar tax

Call it a case of a rogue advertiser: An Illinois business group is bewildered after an unknown someone paid Internet users to sign their petition against a proposed tax on sugary drinks.The Illinois
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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Committee of Sangamon County Board approves deal in contentious lawsuit

The estate of a man who died in 2010 during an encounter with Sangamon County sheriff’s deputies will receive $40,000 in a settlement by a committee of the Sangamon County Board today.
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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:00 am

Double-digit increases under review for insurance exchanges

 Some consumers may pay significantly higher health insurance premiums in 2016 if insurers in Illinois get their way.At least 14 plans on the Illinois health insurance exchange could see double-d
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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:00 am

Illinois moving toward rehab and data to reform youth prisons

 Nine years after splitting from its parent agency, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice continues to struggle at fulfilling its mission. However, a new action plan released earlier this y
Feature
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:00 am

District 186 is financially stable, but still hurting from past cuts

 It’s only the fourth day of the school year in Springfield Public School District 186, but already Teresa Holton has her AP literature and composition students at Southeast High School reading
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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am

Informational meeting planned for Thursday

 Landowners along the 10th Street rail corridor have a new ally when it comes to sacrificing their property for the rail relocation project.Eve Blackwell-Lewis of Springfield is due to take over

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