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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 12:00 am

Developer of Taylorville facility says legislature already answered the questions

The Illinois Commerce Commission is neither ‘for’ nor ‘against’ the Taylorville Energy Center – officially. But good luck finding anything project developer Tenaska can b
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 12:00 am

Award-winner looks for ways to extend the selling season beyond farmers markets

Summertime farmers markets have helped Chad Wallace of Oak Tree Organics prove the worth of small-scale, organic farming. But they’ve also taught him that packing up the produce and putting on t
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 12:00 am

Not enough local support for federal education reform

After waiting to sign on to Illinois’ application for federal Race to the Top funding until after the state lost out in round one, in part due to inadequate local district and teacher union supp
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 am

Group to report on carbon capture by Dec. 31 hasn’t met

A commission created in 2009 to study issues related to carbon capture and sequestration has yet to meet, despite being charged with reporting to the Illinois General Assembly by the end of the year.D
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 am

SIU%u2008School of Medicine’s first dean relects on the early years

Forty years ago, the success of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine was anything but certain. Six years of planning had brought the school to the point of leasing a building for its he
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 12:00 am
Take a drive this time of year down any state highway and you’ll likely see chipboard signs promoting this guy for sheriff and that guy for Senate. This much is true when traveling down Route 48
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 12:00 am

Fishermen upset by Asian carp emergency contracts

Upset with the way lucrative government contracts for catching Asian carp on Chicago-area waterways were handed out, a group of commercial fishermen is speaking up.Tony Pate, of Missouri, says he&rsqu
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 12:00 am

New homes brighten east side

Across the street from the house she was born in, longtime Springfield resident Jacqueline Carter Smith last week stood beside city and state officials in a vacant lot on the city’s east side. T


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