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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:05 am

State task force calls for consolidating local government, slashing collective bargaining

A task force headed by Illinois’ lieutenant governor last week called for streamlining of local governments and reducing “unfunded mandates” from the state.While the group’s suggestions to con...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:04 am
 Not sure why early January has become the time for low-budget horror films to be released, but it’s become a bit of a tradition, at least where the last five years are concerned. And while qua...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:03 am
 The Ides of January are upon us, as the weather finally decided to act like a Midwest winter. Methinks many a Springfieldian is prepared to come out of the warm and protected cave to see live mu...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:02 am
 Hailing from Columbus, Ohio and hitting towns all over the Midwest since 2009 with the sound and the fury of a modern American rock and roll band on a mission, Angela Perley (vocals, electric gu...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:01 am
 Athens: A ham-and-bean supper will be held at Athens United Methodist Church on Friday, September 13… Decades later, it still makes me laugh. I was in third or fourth grade at what was th...
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 09:08 am
 In my 2013 column, "Throwing in the towel," I talked about the several proposals then on the table to treat elite college athletes like the semi-pros they really are. New York's Jonathan...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 03:53 pm

Governor gives up fight after lawsuit, AG rulings

Faced with a lawsuit from Illinois Times and three opinions from the state attorney general, Gov. Bruce Rauner has released his appointment calendar.The release today that came via Brown, Hay and Step...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 04:25 pm
I touched on only only a fraction of the issues regarding recycling in my recent column on that topic. The market for recycled materials is down, which is putting private recyclers under financia...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 02:09 pm
 A few further thoughts triggered by my recent column about the hoped-for restoration to health of the Ferguson Building at 6th and Monroe in downtown Springfield: The federal taxpayer signi...

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