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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:14 am
 More than 80,000 spectators and 1,000 cool cars are expected to descend on downtown Springfield this weekend for the 14th annual Route 66 Mother Road Festival. The festival opens on Friday night...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:13 am
Is there anything inherently bad about getting into a serious relationship quickly? I met this guy about a month ago. We hit it off instantly, became boyfriend and girlfriend two weeks later, and have...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:12 am

It’s called RANA and its impact could be significant. But only if Illinois’ Dept. of Corrections unshackles the program, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals.

 Illinois’ devastated finances and well-known government dysfunction is claiming another victim – the legally mandated launch of a promising prison reform program designed to significantly re...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:11 am
 “What are six hundred human beings worth? How much ought we expend to give so many wandering exiles a home and shelter from persecution?”The year was 1849, and the question was being asked i...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:10 am

Thousands of Illinoisans move to Indiana

 One in five Illinois children live in poverty, according to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.The new numbers show both good and bad trends for Illinois, such as a decrease in in...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:09 am

Mining company to pay $300,000

 Attorney General Lisa Madigan has settled a pollution lawsuit against a Carlinville coal mine operator for nearly $300,000.Under terms of the settlement, Macoupin Energy, a subsidiary of Foresig...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:07 am

Plaintiffs vow to fight new restrictions

 The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, beginning a new chapter in a saga that already saw part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional.An a...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:06 am
Springfield’s municipal utility may have found a way out of the financial hole its electricity division has been stuck in for years. Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder and City Water, Light and Power...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:05 am
We confess that we were growing a bit worried. Tuesday was the deadline for Attorney General Lisa Madigan to order Gov. Bruce Rauner to turn over copies of his appointment calendar requested last spri...


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