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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 12:00 am

$100 million for Scott

In the days since the first debate in which Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., discussed foreign policy, the economy, taxes, and earmarks, Illinois' senior senator,
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 12:00 am

A longtime Republican operative and a member of a local political dynasty step into the spotlight to become the next Sangamon County recorder

Don Gray's four-year-old no longer refers to him as daddy. "I'm now 'Don Gray for Recorder,'"Gray says. He estimates he's knocked on about 12,000 doors throughout the county
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 12:00 am

Who will go? At what cost?

A Springfield-based state workers advocacy group has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Illinois Department of Human Rights about the impact of proposed layoffs at state age
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 12:00 am

Everyone can make a difference

The attacks of Sep. 11, 2001 may have occurred hundreds of miles away from Springfield, but local citizens have made their share of sacrifices as a result of 9-11's aftermath — and
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 12:00 am

IDOT won’t buy Harrisburg building right away

State transportation officials and Gov. Rod Blagojevich have maintained that the purchase of a Harrisburg building where the governor wants to move IDOT's traffic-safety division would
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 12:00 am

How Springfield is handling the nursing shortage

­­ t's the first day of the fall semester and Cynthia Maskey, associate dean of nursing at Lincoln Land Community College, has already lost one of her teachers. A
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 12:00 am

Lawmakers and advocates decry cuts to children’s care agencies

Thousands of neglected and abused wards of the state of Illinois will have to go without specialized mental-health treatment as a result of cuts ordered by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to
Fall Guide
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

College football matchups are just a few hours away and help a good cause

While there is no shortage of great prep gridiron action or NFL team spirit in Springfield, the capital city's offering of college football leaves something to be desired. Sure,
Fall Guide
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

You don’t have to be alone this winter

By now, your summer fling is either nearing an end, you're thinking about taking the relationship to the next level, or the thought of spending the holiday season alone is depres
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement agencies try to make cuts without compromising safety

For the past year, an underground parking garage that connects several state government buildings at the Capitol Complex has been without a stationary security presence. In light of recent f


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