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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:02 am

Union says closing mail facility would delay delivery

The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday an agreement to postpone for five months numerous potential post office closings, including two in Springfield.The Postal Service previously announced plans t...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 02:46 pm

By removing influence-buying from judicial campaigns

Illinois needs a system to publicly fund election campaigns, reform advocates told a state committee examining potential campaign finance reforms last week. But one expert says lawmakers probably won&...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 04:28 am

Proponents, critics at odds over need for Taylorville project

The Illinois Senate recently approved a controversial proposal to build a cutting-edge coal power plant in Taylorville, paving the way for what proponents say should be an easy victory in the Illinois...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 06:19 am

East side school survives to help kids thrive

On a giant alphabet rug in Rosemarie Bates’ classroom, a gaggle of first- and second-grade children giggle as they clap and over-pronounce words in order to count the syllables.A short walk down...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 03:01 pm

Understaffing and other problems still need work, reform group says

Conditions in Illinois’ juvenile prisons are improving, according to one watchdog group, but problems of overcrowding, lack of education and inadequate staffing linger.A report released Nov. 16 ...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 08:32 am

Uncertainty abounds as feds throw in new option, funding still unclear

Springfield’s long-awaited railroad consolidation study calls 10th Street the best option, but the project’s fate remains murky as the federal government examines a new alternative and the...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 06:23 am

Charity built medical clinic in impoverished nation, but it wasn’t a “forever deal”

Dr. H. Brent DeLand of Springfield recalls doing minor surgery while on a humanitarian trip to Haiti in 2002, as his friend and later charity co-founder Greg Richmond of Chicago held a single light bu...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 03:13 pm

Houston wants 25 percent to be minorities

The Springfield Police Department hopes to hire new patrol officers in the coming months, with minorities to comprise a quarter of the new hires.On Aug. 4, Mayor Michael Houston announced the city wou...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 08:41 pm

ACLU wants federal investigation of racial bias

A study of traffic stop data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows minority drivers in Illinois and in Springfield are more likely than white drivers to be stopped and searched b...

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