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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 12:00 am
Momentum is already building for just the change prescribed earlier this week when Enos Park, a historical but declining Springfield neighborhood, unveiled its redevelopment strategy. The master plan
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 12:00 am

Victims explain the con job that rippled through their network of friends

Pointing at two of three computers, James U. Dodge one day early this year explained to three guests in his west side Springfield home how the financial world he claimed to master could work in his fa
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 12:00 am

State board of education holds public hearing in Springfield

General state aid, mandated programs and pre-kindergarten funding have been and should remain top education priorities for the state as it muddles through yet another budget process with record-breaki
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 12:00 am

Illinois author seeks to create environmental activists

Biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber describes her 1997 book, Living Downstream, as a sort of love story between her and Pekin, the place she grew up and where she lived when she learned in her early 20s
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 12:00 am

Supporters claim it will ease burden on property tax

If voters next week approve a referendum raising Sangamon County’s sales tax rate from 8 percent to a maximum of 9 percent, it would reaffirm a philosophical shift in school funding already begu
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 12:00 am

Governor candidate protests Green Party exclusion

Before the Oct. 17 gubernatorial debate between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Bill Brady at Elmhurst College near Chicago, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney and a group of supporters
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 12:00 am

Coalition plans major push to abolish death penalty

While sitting on death row for 12 years, Randy Steidl wasn’t against capital punishment. Not in the general, philosophical sense.“I came from a conservative farm family,” he says, ex


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