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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:07 am

Plaintiffs vow to fight new restrictions

 The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, beginning a new chapter in a saga that already saw part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional.An a...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:06 am
Springfield’s municipal utility may have found a way out of the financial hole its electricity division has been stuck in for years. Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder and City Water, Light and Power...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:05 am
We confess that we were growing a bit worried. Tuesday was the deadline for Attorney General Lisa Madigan to order Gov. Bruce Rauner to turn over copies of his appointment calendar requested last spri...
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 03:48 pm

Newspaper sues governor

Illinois Times today sued Gov. Bruce Rauner after Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled that the governor must turn over his appointment calendar in response to the paper’s request made under the state Freedom of Information Act....
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 03:28 pm

Ordinance creates five-foot

The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, prompting a likely lawsuit from the panhandlers who got part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional....
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 02:43 pm

Lawsuit against Rauner's cuts forestalls layoffs

State employees targeted for layoff got a temporary reprieve Friday, pending the results of an ongoing lawsuit....
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 09:34 am

Lincoln papers, presidential library in critical condition

On orders from the governor’s office, the IHPA has refused to renew a contract with UIS for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 04:37 pm

Committee of Sangamon County Board approves deal in contentious lawsuit

The estate of a man who died in 2010 during an encounter with Sangamon County sheriff’s deputies will receive $40,000 in a settlement by a committee of the Sangamon County Board today.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:07 am

State budget impasse hobbles homelessness efforts

 At least one homeless shelter in Springfield is facing cuts as the state budget impasse drags on. Helping Hands of Springfield is one of more than 100 anti-homelessness groups across the state s...


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