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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 12:00 am

Illinois Symphony Chorus sings requiem for yet another departed conductor

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, who joined the ISO in August
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:00 am

Volunteers pitch in for Habitat’s biggest-ever local project

Untitled Document At last week’s kickoff ceremony for the construction of Habitat for Humanity’s largest-ever project in Sangamon County, the presiding c
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:00 am

Homeowners’ group seeks to block Habitat build

Untitled Document Next week will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the life of Patty Redpath and her big brood of adopted children [see Dusty Rhodes, “Seventh heaven,&
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, June 5, 2008 12:00 am

Why recent court decisions involving two whistleblower cops should worry everyone

Untitled Document In 2002, this paper published a picture of Alva Busch using a blow dryer to remove decals from his work vehicle. At the time the snapshot was taken, in 2001, Bu
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:00 am

Factory farm critics meet with EPA

Untitled Document The members of a group seeking improved regulation of factory farming voiced their concerns in a two-hour meeting with federal Environmental Protection Agency o
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:00 am

Before she could graduate from high school, Chevonne Watson had to survive the school of hard knocks

Untitled Document Chevonne Watson walks from the Lawrence Adult Education Center to her rent-subsidized apartment three miles east in Poplar Place because she canR
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:00 am

Center teaches parents how to take charge of their own lives

Untitled Document Center teaches parents how to take charge of their own lives By DUSTY RHODES Parents who enroll in the family literacy program at
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:00 am

Whistleblower cops get shot down in separate federal court actions

Untitled Document The Illinois State Police and the Springfield Police Department each won a major victory in federal court within the past week, but those on the si
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 am

How Nelson Center camp transformed a troubled kid into a leader

Untitled Document The first summer that Mike Dial went to camp, he spent a lot of time sitting in the administrative office. Plagued by attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity,
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 12:00 am

Pig farm opponents mount last-ditch appeal to state Supreme Court

Untitled Document When the fight involves 3,350 hogs, their excrement, a farm couple, some “city slickers,” and two lawyers, you’ve got to expect so


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