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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Bill would end license confiscation

 Illinois may soon join the rest of the nation and allow motorists who commit minor traffic offenses to keep driver’s licenses that are now sometimes confiscated on the spot by police officers....
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Ukrainians visit Springfield amid conflict

 It’s been more than a month since Ukrainians were killed in Independence Square of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. Six young Ukrainians who work with the country’s parliament shared their perspec...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 A house renovation in Springfield will soon benefit orphans in Haiti, thanks to the efforts of volunteers in Springfield’s Enos Park neighborhood. The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Associ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 As national lawmakers consider bills to reform the United States’ immigration laws, a group of immigration reform advocates is using its members’ bodies as a form of protest. Fast For Famili...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA clerk at a Radio Shack in Clearwater, Fla., identified Andre T. Puskas, 20, as the suspect who tried to rob the store because Puskas worked there. The clerk told police that Pusk...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Reform groups on both sides want change

 One thing is certain: no one is happy with the current state income tax. Conservative groups like the Illinois Policy Institute say the income tax increase of 2010 should be allowed to expire, w...
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...

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