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Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:00 am

Activists deliver anti-fracking signatures to Rauner

 “What do we want? Clean water! When do we want it? Now!”So went the chant of a group of demonstrators gathered July 28 in front of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources building.The W
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am

Camp Compass makes learning fun

 “If you don’t want to come to Camp Compass, that’s too bad for you because we have a lot of fun here,” said Donovan, a fifth-grader attending the free six-week summer program serving low
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

School formula reform faces uphill battle despite passing House and Senate

 The sounds of a rehearsing gospel choir, complete with organ accompaniment, bled through the walls of Union Baptist Church during a sparsely attended town hall meeting there July 13. The meeting
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

Protest aims to put pressure on Rauner

 On July 18 grassroots group Organizing for Action (OFA) staged a demonstration in front of the Illinois Policy Institute office on Second Street. The “Die-In” saw volunteers, community leade
Visual Art
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

DEMO Project breaks ground

Since launching in the autumn of 2013, DEMO Project – the alternative art gallery located on the campus of the Springfield Art Association – has steadily developed a reputation regionally and nati
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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 am

Voter data request is a non-starter

 It all began with a June 28 letter sent to the secretary of state of each state and signed by commission vice chair Kris W. Kobach. The letter requested that states share “publicly available v
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

Visiting artist takes a pedestrian view of Enos Park

  “I’m not interested in what I think.”So proclaimed multidisciplinary artist Astrid Kaemmerling when queried about her personal opinions regarding the Enos Park neighborhood and her experi
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

Rosenwald film tells story of Springfield-born philanthropist

 Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) helped turn Sears, Roebuck and Co. from a middling mail order firm into a retail megalith. According to Wikipedia, between 1895 and 1907, annual sales of the company
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 am

District 186 superintendent warns schools could close by 2018 without state budget

“It’s an interesting time to lead in an educational environment,” said District 186 superintendent Jennifer Gill during a recent interview. “I mean, no business would say, ‘We have no idea h

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