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Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Can a city planner make Springfield love planning?

 Usually no one pays attention to what the losers in a mayoral contest had to say. The recent city hall election was a happy exception. The un-preferred Paul Palazollo said repeatedly during the ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
It looks like Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislature may not get to see summer this year. They’ll likely be at the Statehouse playing politics, which may be good for Springfield restaurants if bad fo...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 I’ve been dating this guy long distance for six months. He’ll often fail to return texts for an entire day or even a few days. I keep breaking up with him, but he keeps apologizing, acknowle...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Moments after robbing a tourist of her gold chain on a street in Miami Beach, Fla., the gunman returned to the scene in his Mercedes and confronted the victim about the poor qu...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 03:42 pm

Republicans accuse Democrats of political theater over right-to-work

 Capitol observers could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. For the second week in a row, the Illinois House of Representatives ran legislation modeled after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, and for the second week in a row, Republicans raised objections....
Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:10 am

Former alderman had conflict of interest as attorney

A state panel has determined that attorney and former Ward 5 alderman Sam Cahnman engaged in misconduct by having a conflict of interest as a lawyer-legislator....
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois coal in slump

 A decade ago, Chris Cline was sitting at the top of the proverbial coal heap.Cline, who made his fortune mining coal in Appalachia, bet big on Illinois coal at the dawn of the 21st century, quie...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Thoughts for PrideFest from Equality Illinois

 Springfield PrideFest marks the first festival of the season celebrating Pride for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Illinoisans, our families, friends, allies and neighbors. On June...

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