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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:09 am

Troubled mine wants to expand

 Even as an underground fire has forced closure of a Montgomery County mine, the mine operator is seeking state permission to expand mining operations near Hillsboro.The Deer Run mine, owned by S...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:08 am

SJ-R contract negotiations at turning point

 The union that represents State Journal-Register newsroom employees is weighing options now that a “final and best” contract offer has been rejected by workers.The Jan. 29 vote rejecting man...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Budget impasse destroying the state, advocates say

 Over the past seven months, human service organizations across the state have made layoffs, cut programs and pleaded their case to lawmakers that the people of Illinois need a budget in place. I...
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 04:40 pm

Governor introduces procurement bill, calls for state takeover of Chicago schools

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced legislation to change state procurement today and renewed his call for the state to take over Chicago Public Schools....
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:11 am

Objections filed with Illinois election board raise questions

 Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio face challenges in Illinois over their eligibility to be president, mirroring similar challenges in other states.Filings with the stat...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:10 am

Details on Mautino reports don’t add up

There is, at least so far, no proof that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino has broken any laws.But the more one looks at Mautino’s campaign disclosure reports filed while he was a state represe...

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