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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:07 am

Social media makes law enforcement investigations easier

 In 1947, a police officer’s call to the communications desk was the best method to get information about potential suspects. Today, all they have to do is log in.Access to social media sites l...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:06 am
Many adults can trace their interest in science and art back to their play time as children, and for many of us, LEGO bricks played a central role in our love for learning. It makes sense, then, to us...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:05 am
When Springfield native Julia Ann Cain got hitched last month, she did it in style – wearing the same dress her mother and grandmother each wore at their own weddings decades ago. Cain is an award-w...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 04:52 pm

Manar proposes new changes to Illinois’ education funding formula

The way Illinois determines funding for schools has not changed since 1997, when Illinois created its Education Funding Advisory Board, which recommends foundational level of funding for schools statewide. Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, plans to change that....
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 08:25 am

Rep. Greg Harris and Rep. Sue Scherer advocate for senior services

On April 5, Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago and Sue Scherer, D-Decatur spoke to senior citizens across Illinois reassuring them that they are advocates of senior services.Over 70 senior citizens from all...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:10 am

Partners with Internet startup

 The recent proposition to small business owners by the State Journal-Register sounded a bit like a come-on to buy time-share condos.Come on down to the newspaper and get a free lunch, publisher...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:09 am
 Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia has sided with Gov. Bruce Rauner in a lawsuit over disclosure of the governor’s appointment calendar, refusing the newspaper’s request for le...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:07 am

Is Illinois really that bad off?

 The Rauner administration’s economic development chief says Illinois’ higher-than-average unemployment rate means Illinois should decrease workers’ compensation costs to businesses and cut...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:06 am
After six months of being closed to the public, the Illinois State Museum is a step closer to reopening … eventually. On March 25, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources submitted an administr...

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