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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am
 Although it may not be easy for a Republican to win a congressional district drawn by Democrats, the 13th District GOP candidates all want that chance in the fall election.On March 18, Republica
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
Renovate it and they will come. That’s what architects are hoping is the case in downtown Springfield. The Springfield Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) has been working since 2012 to find a
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
 The dangers of secondhand smoke are making it increasingly inconvenient for smokers to get their fix.January marked six years since Illinois became smoke-free. The initial ban, which limited the
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:00 am

It wouldn’t be Illinois politics without money and drama

 On the day Gov. Pat Quinn gave his annual State of the State address, which was preceded by all of its usual pomp and circumstance, Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bruce Rauner steppe
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 The way the state distributes money to schools is unfair and too complicated, according to recent findings of the state’s Education Funding Advisory Committee.The committee of legislators, whi
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 12:00 am
 A person who spends years working in the Capitol can predict how politics will unfold, according to Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield.“Being around here 20 years, you know how to read the tea le
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am

Ron Earley’s latest inventions

 When Ron Earley sees something, he thinks, “How can I make that better?”The Springfield resident has been designing, building and selling inventions that began as his own ideas since the 196


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