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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Budget impasse destroying the state, advocates say

 Over the past seven months, human service organizations across the state have made layoffs, cut programs and pleaded their case to lawmakers that the people of Illinois need a budget in place. I...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:06 am
Seniors graduating from high school this spring should keep their eyes open for the Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship applications in their local schools. The Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Associa...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:05 am
Clarissa Williams, publisher of the State Journal-Register, believes in freedom of speech. Just check out her Facebook page. In the warm glow of the most recent holiday season, for instance, Williams,...
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 04:40 pm

Governor introduces procurement bill, calls for state takeover of Chicago schools

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced legislation to change state procurement today and renewed his call for the state to take over Chicago Public Schools....
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 02:15 pm
 A beer summit at Obed and Isaac’s? It could happen.Karen Conn, the wife half of the husband-and-wife team that owns the popular Springfield microbrew pub, confirms that President Barack Obama,...
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 09:28 pm

SJ-R newsroom rejects contract

Newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register tonight rejected a final contract offer from GateHouse Media, the company that owns Springfield’s daily newspaper....
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:11 am

Objections filed with Illinois election board raise questions

 Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio face challenges in Illinois over their eligibility to be president, mirroring similar challenges in other states.Filings with the stat...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:10 am

Details on Mautino reports don’t add up

There is, at least so far, no proof that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino has broken any laws.But the more one looks at Mautino’s campaign disclosure reports filed while he was a state represe...

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