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Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Nearly 50 years ago, when Des Moines, Iowa, teenager John Tinker and his sister, Mary Beth, took a stand against the Vietnam War, they had no idea they were helping to create a legal precedent t...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am

Changes come under pressure

 Pursuant to legal action from the state attorney general and amid a spate of bad publicity, the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to reforms that include changes to permitting pro...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 A group of unions and private sector groups say the state needs a gasoline tax increase to fix Illinois’ roads.The state’s major funding program for infrastructure improvements, Illinois Job...
Monday, April 7, 2014 09:56 am

Says plea won’t affect lawsuit

 Calvin Christian III says that Springfield police have harassed him for no good reason.But Christian recently pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and fleeing police that he cites in a...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Parents forced to trade custody for care of adopted children

 When Dan Hoy was just six months old, he was taken from his biological parents by the state. He was lethargic and starving to death, and he had to be fed with an eye dropper each hour to keep hi...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

District sued again for not releasing records

 The Ball-Chatham School District is once again being sued by a citizen watchdog group that last year prevailed in a lawsuit filed over alleged violations of the state Freedom of Information Act ...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Bills offer ticket instead of arrest for possession

 Illinois could follow the example of several other states in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, thanks to legislation under consideration in the Illinois General Assembly.The three bill...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Quinn says Illinois can’t afford to let tax hike expire

 The governor’s plan to give homeowners $500 back each year is a generous idea but may not work out, according to tax expert Ralph Martire.Gov. Pat Quinn presented his annual budget address Mar...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield tops state in video gambling

 Illinois has gone ga-ga over video gambling, with Springfield leading the state in numbers of machines and dollars wagered, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Gaming Board.Springf...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Advocates urge families to get coverage before enrollment closes

 A national deadline to enroll in health insurance looms at the end of March, and Springfield Public Schools are urging families in the district to get covered.Under the federal health reforms of...

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