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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:00 am

Technology eliminates patient error, saves time

The national health care debate continues on Capitol Hill, but that won’t stop Springfield medical leaders from injecting innovation into the local health care scene. Last week U.S. Sens. Richard Durbin and Roland Burris, D-Ill., announced that the United States Department of Health and Human Services would award $750,000 to the Illinois Primary Health Care Association to aid its transition to electronic health records.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:00 am
ojourn, which assists 1,600 victims of domestic violence in the five-county area, is one of 55 full-service organizations in the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. As the group joined together last week to kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, talks focused on how to get more funding and provide better services.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 12:00 am

Teaching design to complement architectural design

While the Springfield School District plans to renovate its three high schools, and possibly build a new one, it has already embraced a new design for secondary teaching and learning.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 12:00 am
During a presentation hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research and education organization, Hardy contended that charter schools — open-enrollment public schools usually operated by independent nonprofit and community organizations — provide students with a more comprehensive education and better prepare them for college.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 12:00 am

New “all-abilities” park is too far for regular bus service

“Southwind is going to be a great opportunity,” Gilliam says, “but we want to make sure we can get public transportation so we can help the people we serve get out there.” In the past year, park developers have met with staff from the Springfield Mass Transit District and Perteet, Inc., a Washington-based engineering firm hired to help improve the city’s bus service.
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 12:00 am

Mentally ill still held in solitary: “What kind of society have we become?

As Tamms Year Ten and other human rights organizations stepped forward to speak for Robert Foor, a 33-year-old who died in June after nearly 11 years in isolation at the Tamms Closed Maximum Security
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 12:00 am
The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 would create 20,000 new jobs in Illinois and save its average household $193 a year by 2020, according to a new report released by Environment Illinois and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 12:00 am

Residents concerned about crime, start watch program

When Thomas and Darlene Noreuil moved into Woodland Acres Mobile Home Park, at 3500 N. Dirksen Pkwy., in May 2004 they had recently retired from their jobs with the Illinois Secretary of State and Hor


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