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Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:00 am

Springfield producer revives vacant theater

Everything but the basic framework may be new, but the 60-year-old auditorium at 101 E. Lawrence Avenue will reopen next month with due honor to the past, says Scott Richardson, director with local co
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Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:00 am
At eight of Springfield’s largest grocery centers, between 80 and 92 percent of customers choose plastic bags at the checkout counter, according to a survey by Springfield’s Better Bag Pro
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Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:00 am
District 186 has decided not to ask the Illinois State Board of Education to approve a waiver that would have limited the number of Public School Choice notifications it sends out from more than 4,000
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:00 am
The heirs to more than 400 acres of land within a 1,000-acre circle identified as the preferred site for FutureGen 2.0’s carbon storage area say they are opposed to the technology and the use of
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:00 am

Audit finds lax department oversight

The Illinois Department of Transportation last fiscal year spent more than $33 million in overtime costs. But in several cases Illinois’ auditor general couldn’t tell why overtime was nece
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Thursday, June 9, 2011 12:00 am

Donors thought money would help the homeless, the hungry and disease research

Over the last two years, the state of Illinois in order to pay its basic bills has seized more than $1.6 million from at least 15 different “charity” funds, to which Illinoisans voluntaril
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:00 am

Is the Clinton nuclear plant prepared for a Fukushima-level disaster?

On Friday, March 11, 2011, an afternoon earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude struck off the coast of Japan, unleashing a 14-meter tsunami that about an hour later would devastate the country’s Fukush
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Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:00 am

Seeks wavier from federal rules on high-poverty schools

With four themed magnet schools and one charter school drawing students from across the city regardless of attendance boundaries, School District 186 prides itself on offering “choice” to

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