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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
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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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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Economic commission offers east side improvements

 A newly created business committee for Springfield offers opportunity for the city’s east side.Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder announced Tuesday a seven-member Economic Development Commission
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am

Republicans vote ‘present;’ budget impasse blocks other bills

 Legislation to freeze Illinois’ property taxes and change the state’s school funding formula failed in the Senate last week, but not because of opposition to the bill. Instead, it was a casu
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am

Idea similar to what Supreme Court struck down

 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new plan to reduce Illinois’ pension obligations would circumvent collective bargaining on several aspects of state employment.The 485-page plan earned criticism from Dem

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