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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...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

City acquiring downtown land

 A courts complex. A condo building. A museum.A parking lot and the former YWCA building near the governor’s mansion that together consume a large city block have seen a lot of proposals come a...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 A bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly would give four-time driving under the influence (DUI) offenders a chance at getting behind the wheel again.State law prohibits a citizen who...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Watch what you say; it can now be recorded without your knowledge or consent.The Illinois Supreme Court decided this very thing last week in a pair of unanimous decisions that invalidated a stat...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Bill would end license confiscation

 Illinois may soon join the rest of the nation and allow motorists who commit minor traffic offenses to keep driver’s licenses that are now sometimes confiscated on the spot by police officers....
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Ukrainians visit Springfield amid conflict

 It’s been more than a month since Ukrainians were killed in Independence Square of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. Six young Ukrainians who work with the country’s parliament shared their perspec...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Reform groups on both sides want change

 One thing is certain: no one is happy with the current state income tax. Conservative groups like the Illinois Policy Institute say the income tax increase of 2010 should be allowed to expire, w...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
Illinoisans could end up paying a tax on their sugary drinks that would fund education about the risks of obesity.State Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, is sponsoring a bill she introduced in February t...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 When Springfield-based attorney Mark Wykoff’s client was pulled over with methamphetamine in his vehicle, he probably didn’t know that police had attached a GPS tracking device to his car.Bu...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Possibility of slots at Illinois State Fairgrounds remains

 Following Gov. Pat Quinn’s 2012 veto of a bill to expand gambling in Illinois, a Chicago-area lawmaker is ready to try again, this time with a pair of scaled-down proposals. Rep. Robert Rita, ...

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