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Thursday, May 21, 2015 03:10 pm

Mansion work questioned by union

If all goes as planned, a private foundation that is raising funds to fix up the crumbling governor’s mansion in Springfield may start work this summer – if a judge doesn’t get in the way....
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Nuclear subsidies and ‘green jobs’ bills compete

 There’s a war raging over Illinois’ energy future, pitting nuclear power against renewable resources. The winner will determine how Illinois generates electricity for decades to come.Coal po...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Chiropractor denies providing substance

 A Springfield chiropractor denies that he prescribed or otherwise supplied a banned diet supplement to city police officers or anyone else.“I’ve never prescribed anything to anyone,” says ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Jennifer Parsons cashes out

It isn’t easy to get in bed with embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons and walk away with money in your pocket.Just ask hundreds of creditors in Parsons’ bankruptcy case, including people who got...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 03:42 pm

Republicans accuse Democrats of political theater over right-to-work

 Capitol observers could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. For the second week in a row, the Illinois House of Representatives ran legislation modeled after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, and for the second week in a row, Republicans raised objections....
Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:10 am

Former alderman had conflict of interest as attorney

A state panel has determined that attorney and former Ward 5 alderman Sam Cahnman engaged in misconduct by having a conflict of interest as a lawyer-legislator....
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Flooding may have caused decline of ancient city

 Nearly 1,000 years ago, a bustling city sprouted in southern Illinois. As many as 20,000 people lived in this six-square-mile metropolis located near modern St. Louis around the year 1050, but t...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Bill would allow small businesses to court investors

 It’s usually associated with making movies, recording music or creating a new product, but the Internet phenomenon known as “crowdfunding” could soon apply to small business investments in...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Group visits Illinois to raise awareness and money

 Members of the new nuclear submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) Commissioning Committee brought a replica of the cutting-edge sub to the Illinois State Capitol April 29. The commission is charged wi...
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...


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