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Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:06 am
 Residents of the northern part of Hoffman Estates, a Cook County suburb northwest of Chicago, were thrilled when they heard a local park would be renovated.It had been 20 years since a playgroun...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:06 am

High school prizewinner on display at April 27 Earth Awareness Fair

 Energetic high school students from Pana adopted a can-do spirit, built a solar-powered car, entered the 2018 Solar Car Challenge road race from Fort Worth, Texas, to Palmdale, California, and c...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:05 am
 The Illinois State Police implemented new initiatives last month to handle the state’s DNA backlog. But even with new standards in place, officials say it could take up to two years to make a...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:07 am
A bill being considered in the Illinois House that has received bipartisan support would make the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program a permanent option for Illinois patients. The program launched Jan. 3...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:06 am
Polar vortex and all, it’s been a long winter, no? Heck, it snowed less than a week ago, the same day Amazon delivered a bevy of banana-palm starts we ordered, either because we had blind faith or w...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:27 am

$25 million spent now for census could lead to billions in funding later

 Illinois could lose up to two of its congressional seats after the next U.S. Census count if the population decline is as bad as early estimates, but the scope of what the state stands to lose i...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:26 am
 “Forgive me if I seem a bit at sea / but you woke me from a dream of words / I was setting to music I’ll want you / to transcribe for me…” – Opening lines of “The Gate of Horn” by...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:25 am
 Henry Ford revolutionized both the automotive and the agricultural industry by producing affordable and reliable products for consumers. The Ford family is a piece of Americana and a part of tha...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:08 am

Hotel backers seek financing

 A bar and entertainment center featuring bowling and arcade games would be the main moneymakers at a proposed downtown Springfield hotel, according to a prospectus being circulated by a Chicago...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:07 am

Steri-Clean deals with hoarders, overdoses and crime scenes

 When a loved one dies of a suicide, violent crime or a drug overdose, the Sangamon County coroner gives the deceased’s family a list of biohazard businesses to help with cleanup needed in the...


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