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Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois small business owners want health care marketplace

A group of organizations and business owners in Illinois have banded together to create a united voice about health care reform for small businesses.The Small Business Health Care Consortium, or SBHCC
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:00 am

Community Foundation and Frontiers International reward college-bound leaders

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln is giving 40 college-bound students in central Illinois a boost with more than $42,000 total in scholarships.The Community Foundation for the Land of L
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am

Summit of Hope provides knowledge and services

Parolees and ex-offenders often struggle to successfully reintegrate themselves into their community, an issue the Summit of Hope conference intends to change.At the Summit of Hope conference, held la
Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am

New team owner aims to bring community together

Some children draw pictures of dogs and cats, but when Shane Martin was a child growing up in the early 1980s, he drew baseball stadiums. Shane, the new owner and CEO of the Springfield Sliders baseba
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00 am

Livestock farms to pay fees for EPA enforcement

Large livestock farms would have to pay for pollution permits under legislation headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The Clean Water Funding Fairness Act, which passed through the Illinois House and
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am
With summer rapidly approaching, Springfield residents will be planning various ways to spend their summer through activities like vacations and traveling. So, why not plan on spending a little time v
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Sponsor says it’s important to begin discussions

A bill that would raise the minimum wage in Illinois is on its way to the full Senate after approval by the Senate Executive Committee.The legislation would increase Illinois’ minimum wage, curr
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am
When Brian McMillen walked into her office at Lincoln Land Community College in 2002, Jenny Gietl knew there was something special about him. McMillen had just returned from his second year of active


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