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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:00 am

Erotic services section violates last year’s agreement

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan traveled to New York last week to deliver this message to craigslist chief executive officer Jim Buckmaster: remove your Web site’s erotic ser
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:00 am

First step is to stabilize historic buildings damaged by vandals

Annie Rieken, a historic archaeologist from Carbondale, was flabbergasted by what she found on a recent trip to Clayville. Vagrants or delinquent kids had broken into every buildin
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:00 am

Thousands will get substandard care

Community behavioral healthcare providers recently claimed that Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to slash state mental health and substance abuse treatment funding by $26 million and $12 million, resp
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:00 am

Embryologists reflect on science, faith and their life-giving work

Jim Kontio knows what it’s like to lose. After he and his wife Meganne married, the couple quickly decided that they wanted a baby. They were both older, Kontio says, and realized
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:00 am

As a Republican on energy committee, he may not get much say

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, stopped in Springfield last week, and as expected, carbon was his hot topic. Shimkus, a 12-year member of the House energy and commerce commi
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:00 am

Local PBS station goes digital; loses spot on cable lineup

As of April 22, basic and standard Comcast cable subscribers found nothing but a blank screen on channel 8 — the former analog home of WSEC/PBS Springfield. The local station went digital, req
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:00 am

Group traces federal dollars for Illinois

Illinois environmental advocates say that as President Barack Obama goes green, so will the state’s bank account. In a report released last week, Environment Illinois, a nonprofit enviro
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:00 am

Two moms team up to improve low-income children’s literacy

Before Nöel Scott became a stay-at-home mom, she worked as an early childhood teacher with the local Early Start program. She taught mostly low-income kids and was astounded to see t


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