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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
Illinoisans could end up paying a tax on their sugary drinks that would fund education about the risks of obesity.State Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, is sponsoring a bill she introduced in February t...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 When Springfield-based attorney Mark Wykoff’s client was pulled over with methamphetamine in his vehicle, he probably didn’t know that police had attached a GPS tracking device to his car.Bu...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Possibility of slots at Illinois State Fairgrounds remains

 Following Gov. Pat Quinn’s 2012 veto of a bill to expand gambling in Illinois, a Chicago-area lawmaker is ready to try again, this time with a pair of scaled-down proposals. Rep. Robert Rita, ...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
We’re not going to jinx ourselves by saying that winter is over, but we’re hoping the last of the snow has already melted for this season. The warmer weather has us eager to start our gardens, and...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/20/14

Curses, foiled again• Stephen Furr, 48, denied breaking into a Boston home and stealing copper pipe from a boiler, even after police found him hiding beneath the basement stairs with a pipe cutter (...
Monday, March 17, 2014 01:28 pm

Arbitrator finds disparate treatment

An arbitrator has found that the Sangamon County sheriff’s office metes out harsher discipline to female deputies than male employees. The finding comes in the case of Sherry Waldron, a former ...
Sunday, March 16, 2014 03:25 pm

Accused deputy prevails

A former Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy and acknowledged thief has won a case before an arbitrator who ruled that she should be suspended for 90 days instead of being fired.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s been more than 100 years since a Democrat represented congressional District 13, but that isn’t stopping three candidates from vying for the seat.Ann Callis, a former judge from Edwards...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Although it may not be easy for a Republican to win a congressional district drawn by Democrats, the 13th District GOP candidates all want that chance in the fall election.On March 18, Republica...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Company accused of neglecting seniors

Bruce Rauner may easily win the Republican primary in Illinois’ race for governor, but he faces a much tougher battle in federal court, where his investment company is accused of illegally trying to...

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