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Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner’s budget chief says cuts weren’t enough for current budget

 The universe is not infinite. At least, not when it comes to the budget.That’s how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief explained to a panel of House lawmakers last week that there are not many...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Senate passes “right of conscience” bill after harrowing testimony

 Mindy Swank of Chicago grew up in a conservative household – both religiously and politically – so when her pregnancy went wrong, it was a difficult decision to have an abortion.She and her...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Council tables financing ordinance

 Developers of a proposed apartment complex in downtown Springfield came to Tuesday’s city council meeting armed with a drawing of the project and ready to answer questions, but no one asked.Th...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Legislature proposes changes to how schools handle punishment

 Public schools in Illinois would have to reform their discipline policies under legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly. The bill aims to limit how long students are remove...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
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 The train carrying Abraham Lincoln’s body drew throngs of mourners across Illinois as it completed the last leg of its journey from Chicago to Springfield. That was 150 years ago this week. De...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 lincolnpoem # 14 it gives me pleasure to go past the statue of lincoln in front of the state capitol more often than  not children are climbing around jumping off the blocks tag and catch m...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 This weekend, come enjoy Cirque Italia, a unique Italian circus experience featuring talented performers from all over the world. The show will be performed six times across three days this Frid...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Garrison Keillor’s voice is heard on more than 900 NPR affiliates each week, and now is your opportunity to hear his voice live. Join Sangamon Auditorium on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., for...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 A multi-media arts showcase to honor a multi-faceted man. Benedictine University and Quiddity, a multi-media arts venue comprised of an international arts magazine publication, public radio prog...

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