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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:12 pm

Abe’s files in peril

 This story is the product of a collaboration with Illinois Issues. Illinois Issues is produced in Springfield by NPR Illinois. The world had always known about Grace Bedell, an 11-year-old girl...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:10 am
 If Hollywood knows one thing it’s, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Actually, the phrase is “If we got a hit, let’s run it into the ground.” This practice is never more apparen...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:11 am

Springfield woman stole $2.5 million over five years

 George Dinges trusted Susan Satterlee with every aspect of his Springfield-based business when he hired her 10 years ago as his operations manager. He would later find out she stole $2.5 million...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:10 am

Jim Langfelder’s first year as mayor

 It took nearly a year for the honeymoon to end, but Mayor Jim Langfelder this spring finally faced a room full of constituents angry at him.City council chambers in April bulged with people clut...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:15 am

Young in Springfield, Lincoln enjoyed a deep relationship with Joshua Speed

 In 1834, Joshua Speed, an ambitious young man from a well-to-do Kentucky family, set up a dry goods store in a two-story brick house on the corner of Fifth and Washington Streets in Springfield....
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:13 am

“The Studio Show” uses YouTube to shine a spotlight on Springfield creativity

 What started as just an excuse for a group of friends to hang out has turned into a Springfield-focused, bi-weekly web series generating a strong buzz and garnering increasing numbers of viewers...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:12 am

Illinois Innocence Project marks 15 years

 Teshome Campbell doesn’t hold any grudges. Not against the public defender who failed to call crucial witnesses on his behalf. Not against the many judges who dismissed his claims of injustice...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:11 am

Support builds for controversial tariff on seniors. But the burden is on the governor and lawmakers to forge a comprehensive budget plan. A BGA Rescuing Illinois report.

 Illinois is one of only three states that has an income tax but exempts all retirement income. Politicians, along with advocacy groups, have long pushed to keep it that way. But amid the spirali...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:13 am

Ex-pols’ campaign funds are gifts that keep giving

 Nearly 20 years ago, former Gov. Pat Quinn looked like a proverbial pauper.Quinn had less than $150 in his campaign war chest as of June 30, 1998, a seminal moment for campaign funds in Illinois...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:12 am

Consolidation promises to cuts costs and improve investment returns. But public safety retirement funds prefer local control and clout, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 It’s been more than four years since a bipartisan, government-backed study recommended that hundreds of Illinois small police and fire pensions be fused into a single, unified investment group...

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