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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...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
 Looks like we are getting our April showers in May, so look up and leave the rain dances at home as this weekend pours in with four area outdoor festivals presenting live music at the forefront ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
POLICING POLICEPolice management needs to develop a system wherein good cops can report bad cops without the fear of reprisal. Certainly there is a natural sense of loyalty among the police and/or a f...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Flooding may have caused decline of ancient city

 Nearly 1,000 years ago, a bustling city sprouted in southern Illinois. As many as 20,000 people lived in this six-square-mile metropolis located near modern St. Louis around the year 1050, but t...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Bill would allow small businesses to court investors

 It’s usually associated with making movies, recording music or creating a new product, but the Internet phenomenon known as “crowdfunding” could soon apply to small business investments in...

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