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Friday, March 20, 2015 06:21 pm

Decision will play large role in next state budget

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments last week on whether a controversial law cutting public pension benefits was constitutional....
Friday, March 20, 2015 04:55 pm

County administrator set for raise

Sangamon County administrator Brian McFadden has gotten a pay hike of nearly 25 percent. McFadden, who had made $116,025, now earns $145,000 a year....
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Funeral reenactment runs into problems

 While organizers scramble for money, some Civil War reenactors are outraged about changing plans for the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of his passing.Reenac...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Groups calling for higher taxes on wealthy

The Capitol dome echoed with chants of “We are the 99 percent,” “Whose money? Our money” and “Tax the rich.” Every so often, a hush fell over the crowd as they raised their fists in solida...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Video gambling out of control, says one lawmaker

 You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, tu...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Aldermanic candidates want fair share of gambling revenue

 Candidates for alderman in Springfield’s Ward 2 say they would fight for a residency requirement and to make sure their ward gets a fair share of money from video gambling.The two candidates s...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 01:01 am

Lawmaker sets stage for legalization of marijuana

 As Illinois implements its long-awaited medical marijuana program, one state lawmaker is preparing for the next step: taxing and regulating recreational marijuana.Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, s...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers move to update divorce, child custody law

 The patchwork quilt that is Illinois family and divorce law is getting restitched for the first time in nearly 40 years, with potential changes for divorce and child custody cases.The Illinois F...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am

State pension lawsuit heads to Illinois Supreme Court

 The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit over public pension benefits next week, bringing to a head fundamental disagreements over the rights conferred by Illinois’ constitu...

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