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Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Report ranks state low

 Sangamon County is one of 42 Illinois counties put on a poverty watch list in a report released by the Social Impact Research Center Jan. 29.The center, part of the Chicago-based anti-poverty gr...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Confusion over job opportunities for minorities

 Job opportunities for minorities and women on Springfield’s 10th Street rail relocation project aren’t living up to promises by the city and state, according to one community group. Meanwhil...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Governor wants “right-to-work” zones

 Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing a controversial labor policy aimed at unions, but it’s unlikely the state legislature will adopt his idea. Instead, he said it should be up to cities and counties...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againClayton Dial, 23, pulled a gun and demanded cash at a Japanese restaurant in Champaign, Ill., only to have chef Tetsuji Miwa thwart the robbery. “I instantly grabbed my sushi kni...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Bills filed for changes in policing and labor

For the first time in a more than a decade, the governor’s office and the Illinois General Assembly are controlled by two different parties, which will make for an exciting and entertaining legislative session. There is no shortage of contentious issues for the legislature to take up. Here are a few bills to watch....
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Dominican Sisters visit those fleeing ISIL

 The drive from Qaraqosh to Erbil usually takes about 40 minutes. In mid-2014, the trip took closer to four hours, thanks to a highway snarled with thousands of cars fleeing a terrorist group wit...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Sgro faces challenge on park board

 George Bush – the first one – was in the White House, Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet (or claimed to) and Jerry Garcia was still leading the Grateful Dead when Leslie Sgro became ...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois finishes first year of concealed carry

 More than 2,000 Sangamon County residents received a license to carry a concealed firearm in the first year under a state law enacted in 2014.The Illinois State Police released data showing 2,08...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Aldermanic candidates struggle with questions

There were nearly enough Springfield aldermen, would-be and otherwise, to field two football teams at a Monday candidates’ forum sponsored by Inner City Older Neighborhoods.But the 21 candidates for...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am
Sangamon CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) has announced a recruitment event for its 2015-2016 class. The Sangamon CEO program, a collaboration between businesses and school districts in Sa...

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