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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am

Proposal raises bar for receiving help

 A proposal to save the state money on independent living services could mean dire consequences for as many as 34,000 people.Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to decrease the number of people in Illinois w
Cap City
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 am
There are monsters in Lake Springfield. Just ask John Bowling Jr. of Springfield and Jacob Branham of Chatham. On April 22, they pulled a 21.3-pound catfish out of the lake to win the 6th Annual Joh
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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:00 am

New state law contains accountability measures for police

 The Springfield Police Department plans to adopt body cameras for officers under a new state law which took effect last week. The law was prompted by a growing public consciousness concerning pe
Feature
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am

When Illinois slashes social services, the vulnerable suffer

 In August 2014, a young, African-American student in his junior year at Lanphier High School was caught carrying a gun at school. The student, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor,
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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Some Springfield food pantries see drop in demand

 It started in a closet more than 35 years ago, eventually growing to help as many as 1,250 people per month. Lately, however, significantly fewer people have sought help from the Grace Lutheran
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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Advocates say changes will kill program through atrophy

 Chandra Ankoor of Springfield gets three or four hours of sleep a night, seven days a week. She’s not sure how much longer she can keep that up, but she does it for her three young daughters.O

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