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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:00 am
 A state law aimed at helping municipalities deal with abandoned houses has generated nearly $4 million by taxing banks that foreclose on homes, but the slice of that pie available for Springfiel
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Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:00 am

How one Springfield man lost his job over $100 worth of pot he never touched

 A decade ago, $100 apparently bought one ounce of marijuana. That’s how much pot James Foster of Springfield was charged with selling to a police informant in 2003. His arrest ended up costing
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

State stresses educational benchmarks, not federal mandate

As schools across Illinois prepare to roll out new educational standards, officials are working to battle negative perceptions by the public.The state’s new Common Core learning standards are benchm
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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Law confers same protections and benefits for same-sex couples as for straight couples

Gay and lesbian couples in Illinois will soon have the right to be married, following the passage today of a highly contentious bill that was years in the making.
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Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 12:00 am

Zoning commission recommends kicking parolees out of near north side

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week not to allow a parolee housing organization to remain in a north side neighborhood, but the final say will come from the Springfield City
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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

Activists, officials rally for right to marry same sex

Supporters of same-sex marriage fill the intersection of Second Street and Capitol Avenue in front of the Illinois Statehouse, demanding passage of a bill lifting the state’s ban on same-sex marriag
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am

A different kind of mural pops up in Springfield

 Though it started as mere vandalism, modern graffiti has become an art form, and it’s making an appearance in Springfield – without defacing anyone’s property.A team of graffiti artists kn

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