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Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:09 am

Prison jobs pay big

 While legislators consider banning the Illinois Department of Corrections from privatizing prison health care jobs, pay records show that prison workers earn substantially more than counterparts...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:08 am
 Protesters from across the state gathered at the Capitol in Springfield March 29 to demand that lawmakers end the budget crisis and fund adult education. The event was organized by the Illi...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:07 am

CMS employee pocketed money orders

 When purchasers of surplus state property showed up with money orders at the Central Management Services warehouse on South 10 1/2 Street, Ashleigh E. Watson, office administrator, was eager to...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:09 am
 For generations, fans of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have drawn battle lines throughout central and southern Illinois. Thanks to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:08 am

Bill would legalize marijuana to close budget gap

 In a desperate push to fix the state’s budget woes, some legislators want to legalize marijuana as one way out of the fiscal mess.Joint bills introduced in the House and Senate in January prop...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:07 am

ALPLM taps panel to assess Lincoln papers project

Faced with budget and staff reductions at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is asking an ad hoc group of outside experts for recommendations.On...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:07 am
 Legislation introduced in the House and Senate recommends programs to erase juvenile records and tougher discretion in obtaining those records. The legislation, known as the Youth Opportunity an...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:09 am

Speaking out for workplace equality on International Women’s Day

 On March 8 women gathered at the State Capitol Rotunda around the Illinois Welcoming the World statue of a woman extending her arms, which reads “commemorating the work of the women of the sta...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:09 am

Trial midway through second week

 As a former Adams County assistant state’s attorney and center for the University of Illinois football team, Curtis Lovelace is accustomed to playing offense.Now, he’s playing defense as pro...


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