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Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:08 am

City may raise speed limit on MacArthur

 Motorists soon may be able to travel a bit faster on MacArthur Boulevard without risking a ticket.The city is working on plans to raise the speed limit on the road between Wabash Avenue and Inte...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:07 am

Budget talks hinge in part on new changes

 The state workers’ compensation system is being eyed for changes as part of a possible resolution to Illinois’ budget crisis, setting up a battle between employers, injured workers and the d...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:06 am
On June 2, a group of statewide public health professionals participated in a Rural Health Summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield in an effort to decrease Illinois’ heroin and opioid death...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:05 am
The City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works is currently resurfacing several streets in the city’s older core, and that process is revealing some hidden history. In some places, like Laurel A...
Monday, June 6, 2016 01:20 pm

Daniel Stowell returns to Lincoln Papers

Daniel Stowell is returning to work at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project after more than a month on paid administrative leave, but it's unclear why he was placed on leave in the first place....
Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:56 am

Democrat says Mautino should step aside

State Sen. Laura Murphy, D-Des Plaines, says that embattled auditor general Frank Mautino should leave office due to a pending federal investigation into his campaign spending while a member of the Ge...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:09 am

Medical marijuana wins big

 Backers of medical marijuana are hoping for a big boost since lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have agreed to extend and expand the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, which has suffer...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:08 am

Bills pass to help seed exchanges, Link program

Backyard gardeners and fans of fresh food scored victories during this year’s legislative session as lawmakers passed a bill aimed at increasing the buying power of the poor at farmers markets while...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:06 am
 After more than eight months closed to the public for reasons no one quite understands, the Illinois State Museum in Springfield is likely to reopen soon, along with most of its satellite facili...

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