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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 03:53 pm

Illinois rates improved after last reforms, but not fast enough for businesses

 Gov. Bruce Rauner wants state lawmakers to reform workers’ compensation, but the jury is still out on the last attempt at reform.          &nb...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 03:25 pm

Parsons surfaces in Texas, national media

Embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons has resurfaced in Texas – this time as Jeffrey Allen....
Friday, May 8, 2015 05:53 pm

House Dems vote to fund targets of Rauner cuts

 The first pitch was a swing and a miss, but after that, Democrats in the General Assembly were swinging for the fences, passing amendment after amendment to a budget bill funding many of thei...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 The City of Springfield is asking a judge to overturn the decision of an arbitrator who has ruled that a police officer fired after testing positive for steroids must be reinstated.Loren Pettit ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner continues tradition of dodging the press

 Last week was a turbulent one in the media for Gov. Bruce Rauner. He dodged questions from journalists, took questions from union adversaries, and held a press conference for an empty room. Raun...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Youthful businesses crowd-source a nonprofit

 Over the years there have been many attempts to revitalize Springfield’s long-dilapidated Southtown neighborhood, including having it designated by the city council “a housing and urban rede...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:49 am

Captain cites racism, corruption

Capt. Jonathan Davis, head of the Springfield Park District Police Department, has quit. In a letter of resignation dated today, Davis said that the district has retaliated against him for speaking out about corruption and racism....
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner’s budget chief says cuts weren’t enough for current budget

 The universe is not infinite. At least, not when it comes to the budget.That’s how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief explained to a panel of House lawmakers last week that there are not many...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Senate passes “right of conscience” bill after harrowing testimony

 Mindy Swank of Chicago grew up in a conservative household – both religiously and politically – so when her pregnancy went wrong, it was a difficult decision to have an abortion.She and her...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Council tables financing ordinance

 Developers of a proposed apartment complex in downtown Springfield came to Tuesday’s city council meeting armed with a drawing of the project and ready to answer questions, but no one asked.Th...


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