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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Excommunication a small price to live her faith

 By most measures, Mary Keldermans of Springfield is a good Catholic.She was raised in the church, volunteered and for many years helped convert people to Catholicism. She and her husband, Steve...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

NSA-like eavesdropping has been used in Illinois since 2008

Long before Edward Snowden revealed the existence of a massive cell phone spying program by the federal National Security Agency, law enforcement agencies around the country were using devices capable...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

Consultant criticizes ALPLM

 A shaky governance structure and lack of planning is affecting the bottom line at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, according to a consultant’s report.The institution lacks...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

Towing fee upheld by judge

 The city of Springfield has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Calvin Christian, who had claimed that the city’s towing-fee ordinance was unconstitutional.Christian sued after he was arrested m...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am

Still mum on political future

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston sounded both like a candidate and a politician ready to ride into the sunset during a speech last Friday at Citizens Club.He boasted of accomplishments that includ...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am

Critics question influence on institution

 A struggle for control of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum isn’t just a matter of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which now calls the shots, versus the institutio...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 05:19 pm

State’s weak defense will get full hearing

Despite a weak defense by lawyers for the state, it will likely be several months before Illinois’ pension reform lawsuit is settled....
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

New rule would protect seasonal waterways

 It has been on the books since 1972, but the federal Clean Water Act has always been a bit unclear about exactly which waterways it protected. That’s set to change with a rule proposed by the...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Medical school claimed employees no longer belonged to union

 They took a firm stand, and then they promptly retreated.In late April, SIU School of Medicine in Springfield surprised about 230 employees by not deducting their union dues from their paychecks...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

SJ-R owner back on buying spree

 GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, is back in a buying mode, having recently made a deal to acquire the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, according to recent media ...

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