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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....
Friday, May 8, 2015 05:53 pm

House Dems vote to fund targets of Rauner cuts

 The first pitch was a swing and a miss, but after that, Democrats in the General Assembly were swinging for the fences, passing amendment after amendment to a budget bill funding many of thei...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 The City of Springfield is asking a judge to overturn the decision of an arbitrator who has ruled that a police officer fired after testing positive for steroids must be reinstated.Loren Pettit ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner continues tradition of dodging the press

 Last week was a turbulent one in the media for Gov. Bruce Rauner. He dodged questions from journalists, took questions from union adversaries, and held a press conference for an empty room. Raun...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Youthful businesses crowd-source a nonprofit

 Over the years there have been many attempts to revitalize Springfield’s long-dilapidated Southtown neighborhood, including having it designated by the city council “a housing and urban rede...


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