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Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm

Volunteer outreach focuses on PTSD

More than 8,000 miles and three decades separate the quiet fields at Jubilee Farm west of Springfield from the violence and death of the Vietnam War. But for Richard Tapia, a Springfield veteran of th...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:55 pm

Springfield teacher volunteers her skills

Molly Clesen may be 4,200 miles from home, but she’s still in a familiar environment: the classroom. Clesen, a 26-year-old teacher of blind and visually impaired students in Springfield School D...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Supreme Court decision on California’s overcrowded prisons should serve as a warning to Illinois

A U.S. Supreme Court opinion ordering the State of California to reduce its prison population should serve as a warning to Illinois lawmakers, says an Illinois prison watchdog group.In a 5-4 vote, the...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 05:19 pm

Signs of life in Cairo

Walking down the main business street in Cairo, Ill., it’s tempting to think that this spring’s floodwaters of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers were sent to put the languishing town out of ...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 07:33 am

Coalition wants to close Illinois tax loopholes for businesses

If corporations paid their fair share of taxes in Illinois, the state’s budget crisis would disappear, according to an advocacy group calling for higher taxes on big businesses.Make Wall Street ...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 09:56 am

Linking east side to Decatur provides urban representation

A new election map approved by the Illinois General Assembly could result in better representation for Springfield’s east side.Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner testified at a May 24 hearing of the Illin...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:32 am

Innocence Project marks 10 years by honoring key allies

It’s not every day that a serial killer helps a writer solve a crime, so when Diane Fanning, a Texas true-crime author, received a letter from convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells admitting to a mu...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:31 am

Consumer advocates blast ComEd rate increases

The state’s largest electric utility is asking lawmakers for a series of automatic rate increases to upgrade infrastructure, but consumer advocates say it’s an unfair deal.Commonwealth Edi...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 07:43 pm

Orders Veterans Affairs to address weeks-long delays in suicide, PTSD treatment

Every day, 18 veterans in the United States commit suicide, while another 1,000 attempt suicide each month.That’s according to a federal district court which recently ordered the U.S. Department...

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