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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

Computer tampering case resolved, but questions remain about public grants

 Computer tampering charges have been dropped against a defendant in a bizarre court case involving supposed computer hacking at a defunct Illinois nonprofit. Still, millions of dollars in state...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

Program ready to be implemented

 Medical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle to implementation in Illinois, with a panel of state lawmakers approving regulations for the pilot program. Now all that remains is licensing the gro...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact that he’d ended “free, lifetime health care fo...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Is a bad tree worse than no tree at all?

 The house came ready-made but the yard didn’t. Thus it was that, in addition to the picket fence and the rose trellis, my parents decided to plant a tree in the front yard. They did this becau...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield’s Jackson Street could get a makeover

 In the 1820s, when Springfield was still changing from a sleepy frontier settlement to a bustling metropolis, a small creek ran through what is now the city’s downtown.  Nearly 200 years...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he wa...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

The settling of the Harris case settles nothing

 Pamela Harris won her case, and the U.S. Supreme Court won another skirmish in its war against the liberal consensus. What Illinois’ disabled and dependent citizens won is less clear.Chicago-a...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Hoop Journey is more than just basketball

 It’s already warm outside at 85 degrees on a breezeless summer evening in Springfield, but inside the gym at the Boys and Girls Club, it seems even hotter. The gym, sans air conditioning, is f...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 As we wrap up the last weekend in June 2104 (just so you know how fast we’re spinning), the bands are back and the bars (and other venues) are booming. Let’s take a look-see.Back in the earl...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. B...

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