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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

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...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Group visits Illinois to raise awareness and money

 Members of the new nuclear submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) Commissioning Committee brought a replica of the cutting-edge sub to the Illinois State Capitol April 29. The commission is charged wi...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
Guy Sternberg is a different sort of tree hugger. Last year, Sternberg and other arborphiles convinced the Illinois Department of Transportation to spare a group of about 30 historical trees which wer...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
A week ago, Calvin Christian, who is either Springfield’s most persecuted motorist or its biggest traffic scofflaw, had access to wheels and lawyers who were handling his civil-rights lawsuit agains...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice were able to link Christopher Furay, 33, to six bank robberies in Pittsburgh, Pa., by his distinctive red beard. After media coverage of the first four robberies, he wore a ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 03:53 pm

Illinois rates improved after last reforms, but not fast enough for businesses

 Gov. Bruce Rauner wants state lawmakers to reform workers’ compensation, but the jury is still out on the last attempt at reform.          &nb...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 03:25 pm

Parsons surfaces in Texas, national media

Embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons has resurfaced in Texas – this time as Jeffrey Allen....

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