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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

Groups call for new policies to combat climate change, grow green economy

 Climate change is bad for business, according to concerned business owners who met in Springfield last week. Washington, D.C.-based Business Forward hosted a meeting of Springfield business lead...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan agree on at least one thing.Changes are needed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. And those changes may result in a diffe...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

Bills would curtail large severance payouts

Illinois House Republicans are fuming at a lucrative severance deal between the College of DuPage and its outgoing president. In response, they’re filing legislation to make sure it doesn’t happen...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

City disputes jury award

 While city officials second-guess the verdict, two jurors say that the jury intended to award more than $1 million to the family of a boy who drowned in Lake Springfield.The jurors both spoke on...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 11:57 am

Christopher Abernathy exonerated on DNA evidence after 30 years

A judge vacated the conviction of a Chicago man today in a 1984 murder, thanks in part to the efforts of the Illinois Innocence Project in Springfield. Christopher Abernathy of Midlothian, then age 17...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

State agency admits it misinterpreted rule to benefit coal projects

 A community group near Peoria defeated a coal mine project last week, and its victory could have far-reaching effects for coal projects around the state.That’s because the group discovered tha...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 Lifeguards who never practiced rescue plans. A complaint about no lifeguards on duty less than a month before tragedy struck. A 16-year-old boy who didn’t know how to swim.It added up to a $1 ...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Report ranks state low

 Sangamon County is one of 42 Illinois counties put on a poverty watch list in a report released by the Social Impact Research Center Jan. 29.The center, part of the Chicago-based anti-poverty gr...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Confusion over job opportunities for minorities

 Job opportunities for minorities and women on Springfield’s 10th Street rail relocation project aren’t living up to promises by the city and state, according to one community group. Meanwhil...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Governor wants “right-to-work” zones

 Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing a controversial labor policy aimed at unions, but it’s unlikely the state legislature will adopt his idea. Instead, he said it should be up to cities and counties...


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