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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:09 am

Most layoffs postponed as legal battle looms

 The Illinois State Museum was scheduled to close to the public after Wednesday, but staff whose layoffs have been postponed by a lawsuit are still expected to work....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:08 am

Critics warn it rewards waste

 A City Water, Light and Power plan to restructure electrical rates is a recipe for wastefulness, critics say.The utility has proposed raising fixed meter charges while lowering usage rates as a...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:06 am
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Freda Kahlo and George Washington Carver have in common? All were either gay or bisexual, and the world would be a lesser place if they’d never lived. To honor them and do...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:05 am
Springfield’s decades-old proposal to build a second lake remains a distant prospect, but the city is moving ahead with land acquisitions nonetheless. On Aug. 18, the Springfield City Council approv...
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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