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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 03:14 pm

IT food writer dies

 We at Illinois Times are shocked and saddened by the passing of Julianne Glatz, our food writer who passed away last night in her sleep.Glatz became a near-instant institution a...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:09 am

Troubled mine wants to expand

 Even as an underground fire has forced closure of a Montgomery County mine, the mine operator is seeking state permission to expand mining operations near Hillsboro.The Deer Run mine, owned by S...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:08 am

SJ-R contract negotiations at turning point

 The union that represents State Journal-Register newsroom employees is weighing options now that a “final and best” contract offer has been rejected by workers.The Jan. 29 vote rejecting man...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Budget impasse destroying the state, advocates say

 Over the past seven months, human service organizations across the state have made layoffs, cut programs and pleaded their case to lawmakers that the people of Illinois need a budget in place. I...
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 04:40 pm

Governor introduces procurement bill, calls for state takeover of Chicago schools

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced legislation to change state procurement today and renewed his call for the state to take over Chicago Public Schools....
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 02:15 pm
 A beer summit at Obed and Isaac’s? It could happen.Karen Conn, the wife half of the husband-and-wife team that owns the popular Springfield microbrew pub, confirms that President Barack Obama,...
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 09:28 pm

SJ-R newsroom rejects contract

Newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register tonight rejected a final contract offer from GateHouse Media, the company that owns Springfield’s daily newspaper....

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