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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 The United States is the only country in the world that regularly sentences children to life and death in prison. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Springfield branch of the American Civil Liberties Unio...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 10:50 am
Hello! I'm back. I've been spending a lot of time at the Capitol lately, and thus haven't been able to blog. Anyway, I hope some of you have heard this NPR piece about Slow Death by Rubber Duck. If you haven't, here's a quick recap: two Canadian environmentalists spent two years monitoring the amount of chemicals in their bodies after regular use of household products like shampoo, plastic foo...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 02:22 pm

Rantoul neighborhood offers support and hope for kids, parents and seniors

On a quiet street in Rantoul sits a small neighborhood of 15 nondescript duplex houses, part of a larger subdivision built decades ago to house the families of pilots and workers at the now-closed Cha...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 09:30 am

Teaching design to complement architectural design

While the Springfield School District plans to renovate its three high schools, and possibly build a new one, it has already embraced a new design for secondary teaching and learning....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 04:17 pm
During a presentation hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research and education organization, Hardy contended that charter schools — open-enrollment public schools usually operated by independent nonprofit and community organizations — provide students with a more comprehensive education and better prepare them for college....
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 02:52 pm

Pillsbury plant has a new owner — and neighbors are furious

Untitled Document Residents of the Pillsbury Mill neighborhood had high hopes for the site of the abandoned flour mill on the city’s northeast side. Dur...

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