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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 12:00 am

Victims demand $160,000 from scheme operator’s son

Victims of Springfield Ponzi scheme operator James U. Dodge are calling for his son, a lawyer for the Illinois Senate Democrats, to pay back the money gained from the scheme that his father spent on h
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 12:00 am

At Springfield’s Lincoln Magnet School, technology brings results

When a lesson on loom use in Iran unexpectedly transcends into a dialogue about the global equality of humankind, a teacher has to wonder what went right. Layne Zimmers, who helped guide her sixth-gra
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 12:00 am

Small-town support helps family fight cancer

Probably never realizing how her friends and neighbors would later prove her right, Christy Codron Bailey explained several months ago on the school district webpage why she so enjoyed teaching at Aub
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 12:00 am

Menard County woods, prairie returning to former glory

Five years ago, a 68-acre stretch of land just south of New Salem, with its unique hills and valleys, had one thing in common with most of the rest of Illinois – it looked nothing like what the
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 12:00 am
Speaking just 30 minutes away from where developers plan a major “clean” coal project, one of the nation’s leading environmental lawyers last week bashed the coal industry as dirty,
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 12:00 am

UIS incidents prove old ailment back in full force

Once nearly eradicated, bedbugs are back in full force and not just in cities like New York and Chicago – Springfield’s got ’em too.The flat, brown, oval-shaped critters are about a
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 12:00 am

Draft master plan and analysis for MacArthur Boulevard released

MacArthur Boulevard is missing out on about $87.7 million of potential annual retail sales, according to a market analysis performed as part of the corridor’s redevelopment strategy. 
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 12:00 am

Recent flooding highlights Springfield’s infrastructure needs

While relaxing in Florida on a Wednesday in May, Ruth Yu received one of those phone calls – the kind with the potential to destroy even a perfect vacation. On the other end of the line was her
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 12:00 am

Discrimination case highlights state’s farm demographics

Urging his fellow lawmakers to release funding for a discrimination lawsuit originally settled more than a decade ago, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris last month pointed to the increasingly homogenous culture


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