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Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:22 pm

Fixing Illinois’ juvenile justice system

What do you do when you catch a criminal? Conventional wisdom says you lock them up and hope prison scares them straight. But what if that doesn’t work, and what if that criminal is only 13 year...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 08:08 pm

Roberta Hahn decides to do something about it

The foreclosure rate in Springfield continues to hover around one percent, but one Springfield woman has a plan to help reduce it and prevent future foreclosures.First American Core Logic, a mortgage ...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:36 am

Redirecting Illinois spending on higher education

Facing nearly half a billion dollars of unpaid bills from the State of Illinois, the University of Illinois says it will probably have to raise tuition nearly 20 percent over the next four years. Taki...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 02:14 pm

No evidence of extremism at this rally for limited government

Though their counterparts nationwide have made headlines for extreme viewpoints of racism and violence, Springfield Tea Party activists stayed on message Monday at a rally calling for limited governme...
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 12:40 pm

Governor’s address emphasizes education, tax cuts and green energy to promote job growth

STATE | Diane Ivey Governor Pat Quinn emphasized his reform efforts during his “State of the State” address Wednesday, urging bipartisan cooperation as the General Assembly begins its 20...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 12:29 am

Free speech goes on trial in Sangamon County

Deep down, Humphrey — a 57-year-old model-railroading enthusiast who works part-time jobs at an area hobby shop and bookstore — knew why the Federal Bureau of Investigation had dropped by his north-end home....
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 01:41 am

Five local guys are designing and building the car of the future in a field near you

Scribbled in blue and yellow chalk on the cinderblock wall of a garage plunked in the middle of a Divernon cornfield, these nine words remind Illuminati Motor Works — a team of local engineers, automotive technicians, and car enthusiasts — what’s at stake. “Somebody has to do something, that somebody is us.” Scribbled in blue and yellow chalk on...

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