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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:00 am
 Like most states, Illinois is struggling with a severe teacher shortage. And, also like most states, that shortage is felt most profoundly in the area of special education. There is, however, an
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:00 am

I found more than I ever expected

There’s never a good time to lose your dog, but my dog chose the 11th hour of a 16-hour workday during the hellish heat wave that hit near the climax of the state budget impasse. I was at a committe
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016

 I got invited over for a cookout. We’re going to roast hot dogs over a bonfire, she said. Nothing fancy. Bring the kids. I’m not sure exactly what I expected; I just couldn’t imagine Julia
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Former guidance dean reports from the front lines on District 186 racial disparities

 Kelly Wickham Hurst spent about 20 years with Springfield School District 186. As guidance dean, she frequently took to her blog and social media to share stories of black students being treated
Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:00 am

After beating string players twice his age, Springfield's Clayton Penrose-Whitmore moved on — to Chicago, Detroit and Carnegie Hall

T here must have been scores of kids who, like Clayton Penrose-Whitmore, found themselves enjoying a snack in the Ethnic Village at the Illinois State Fair, just as a group of Suzuki vio
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:00 am

Nosy writer has been inspired by place where the powerful sometimes trample the innocent

Just about seven years ago, I moved here from Texas to find out whether I could still do journalism. I had worked for major mainstream newspapers in Dallas and in Anchorage (yes, Alaska),
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am

Former SPD cop learns her mother’s Burr Oak­­­ grave was likely plundered, resold

The first time Renatta Frazier heard about massive grave robbing at an Alsip cemetery, she didn’t give it a second thought. A tiny village on the southwestern tip of Chica
Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Deal’s new contract with Illinois Symphony frees her to roam

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra has renewed its commitment to Maestra Karen Lynne Deal, announcing a new multi-year contract with the conductor at the ISO board of directors’ annual meeting in
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Friends of bicyclist who died in a crash are haunted by new DUI charges against motorist

Mark Jennings spent more than 20 years serving his country in the U.S. Army Airborne. When he retired around 2002, “Sarge,” as he was known, enjoyed gardening, cooking out and
Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:00 am

Mentally ill Tamms inmate dies in solitary confinement

On June 8, Robert Foor filed a grievance with the Illinois Department of Corrections seeking a transfer out of Tamms Correctional Center and into a mental health prison, plus proper treatment and me


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