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Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:00 am

Springfield mosque takes small steps toward ‘green Ramadan’

Teenage Muslims knelt for afternoon prayer on the floor of the Statehouse after a rally on Muslim Action Day, March 9. Nearly 1,200 Muslim faithful converged on the state capital to push for education
Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:00 am

Bill would increase detention age from 10 to 13 and promote alternatives for incarcerated kids

Fifth-graders are better off learning fractions than serving hard time. With that in mind, Rep. Annazette Collins wants to know why there are fifth-graders in Illinois youth detention centers. Collins
Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:00 am

National Rifle Association lobbies for the right to carry a concealed firearm

Bipartisan and law enforcement support may be the ticket for successful concealed-carry legislation in Illinois, an issue that been passed back and forth in the state since the 1990s. Concealed-carry
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 12:00 am

County reverses ruling that bridge is “habitable”

A bridge, by any other name, is still a bridge. Nowhere does a definition of the word offer up the structure as a house or a liveable shelter. But after two years of bickering with bureaucracy, New Be
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 12:00 am

Springfield woman with 37 traffic offenses finally has her driver’s license revoked

A Springfield woman who allegedly hit and killed a man and who has numerous traffic violations was still driving legally until recently. Her license was revoked after Mothers Against Drunk Driving not


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