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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 02:51 pm

Judge: law unconstitutionally diminishes and impairs benefits

A Sangamon County judge struck down Illinois' pension overhaul law today, saying it impairs and diminishes retiree benefits in violation of the state constitution....
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

A delicious turkey starts at the store, comes to life in your kitchen and leaves everyone eager for leftovers – after the food coma dissipates.

 Thanksgiving is about family, gratitude and, of course, food. The centerpiece of any truly authentic Thanksgiving meal is a succulent, flavorful turkey – but preparing the bird takes more than...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Hard apple beverages are all the rage right now. Here’s what to know about the crisp (or dry or sweet ) drinks you’ll be drinking this season

 Every holiday has its iconic meals: Thanksgiving has turkey, Christmas has ham and Hanukkah has latkes. But just what are we to drink during these celebrations? Well, this year a nice hard cider...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Medical marijuana investors count on secrecy, profits and expansion

About the articleThis article is the product of the first collaboration between Illinois Times and the Better Government Association. The BGA is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit government wa...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 As a working blues-rock artist, if you’ve had Willie Dixon, one of the most profound, prolific and professional blues guys of all time quoted as saying, “You’re the only hurricane I can ap...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 DON’T BUY IOWA WINDI just finished reading Patrick Yeagle’s Nov. 6 article, “Gloomy Days for CWLP.” The purpose of this letter is to point out the foolishness of the contract to purchase...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

County resurrects DUI deputy just in time for Christmas

 The mean streets of Sangamon County have gotten a bit meaner for those who imbibe before they drive.Two years after the sheriff’s office, citing budget concerns, reassigned a deputy who had be...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Team sues state seeking tax relief

 The Chicago Bears have gone to court seeking refuge from the tax man.The Bears this month sued the Illinois Department of Revenue in Sangamon County Circuit Court, claiming that the state is ove...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

School administrators banding together for reform

Illinois schools do a pretty good job, considering the state’s poor record of funding education. But Illinois’ system needs fundamental changes to be more efficient, effective and equitable.That�...

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