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Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 12:00 am

Kids hope to float environmental theme in state-fair parade

At least one float in tonight's Illinois State Fair parade is going to look like trash. I know, because I saw it Monday afternoon. Designed to suggest a state capitol building, it consists o
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Family, friends, and strangers reach out to aid Stuebs family

Jason Stuebs grew up in a family so big, they would peel and mash an entire 5-pound bag of potatoes to serve at a meal. His big brother Dale Logerquist calls it "the Brady Bunch s
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Riot commemorations to conclude with speaker on racial reconciliation

The series of "solemn assemblies" put together by a coalition of religious leaders to commemorate the Springfield race riot of 1908 will conclude Saturday with a service unlike the previous
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:00 am

Deputy accused of manhandling motorist subject of numerous complaints

Untitled Document John Gillette, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s deputy alleged to have manhandled a motorist who was having a kidney-stone attack, has apparently been the su
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:00 am

ISU scientists identify process to make pig waste less noxious

Untitled Document Scientists at Illinois State University in Normal have developed a method for processing massive quantities of hog excrement that removes so much of the nasty odor a
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Appeals court orders a hearing in the 1996 Karyn Slover murder case

Untitled Document To the average motorist, the difference between clear car windows and slightly tinted windows is hardly worth noticing. To Mike and Jeanette Slover and their son, Mi
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Governor’s cuts to drug-treatment programs will have wide-reaching effects

Untitled Document Because she doesn’t want her name used, I’m going to call her Sue. For more than 10 years Sue has worked for a drug-abuse and mental-illness treatme
Friday, July 11, 2008 12:00 am

Expansion of rights for criminal defendants prompted Illinois prosecutors to seek parity

Untitled Document In the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of decisions that provided indigent defendants the means to appeal. In Illinois, the financial responsibili
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:00 am

A look at the unusual way Illinois prosecutes people with connections — and the Springfield attorney whose job it is to treat them just like you

Untitled Document A Sangamon County public official gets caught in a cocaine scandal. The state’s attorney can’t handle such a high-profile case hims
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 12:00 am

Illinois Symphony Chorus sings requiem for yet another departed conductor

Untitled Document For the second time in three years, the volunteer vocalists of the Illinois Symphony Chorus have lost their leader to an unhappy departure. Richard Robert Rossi


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