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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:05 am
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a handful of laws regarding people with disabilities. Among them is House Bill 4049,...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:21 am

Urban League loses bias suit

A jury has issued a $100,000 verdict against the Springfield Urban League, ruling that the organization discriminated against a former Head Start teacher who lost her job in 2010.Jamie Schnitker, who...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:12 am
Curses, foiled againPolice who accused Alexander Katz, 19, of stealing a car in Logan, Utah, said he and his girlfriend had to abandon the vehicle and call a cab because he didn’t know how to drive...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:10 am

Republicans vote ‘present;’ budget impasse blocks other bills

 Legislation to freeze Illinois’ property taxes and change the state’s school funding formula failed in the Senate last week, but not because of opposition to the bill. Instead, it was a casu...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:08 am

APL dog is dangerous, plaintiff says

 Stewart, depending on who’s talking, is either a mutt in need of a home or a dangerous dog that needs to be euthanized.One thing is clear. Stewart is now at the center of a lawsuit filed by an...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:07 am

Idea similar to what Supreme Court struck down

 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new plan to reduce Illinois’ pension obligations would circumvent collective bargaining on several aspects of state employment.The 485-page plan earned criticism from Dem...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:06 am
In light of a dire state budget outlook, Illinois Issues announced on Wednesday it will drop its print magazine and go digital only. The monthly magazine, begun in 1975, is in its 40th year of publica...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:05 am
What do you get when you mix 1,000 volunteers, thousands of dollars in donations and a 100-year-old school? You get a school makeover that gives kids another reason to be proud of their school. Spring...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:01 am
 A Sangamon County judge has rejected a plea from a Massachusetts company that claims that requests for the company’s contracts with more than a dozen Illinois school districts are harming busi...

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