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Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:59 am

Lawmakers propose “road map to fiscal stability”

At the close of a contentious regular session and a vicious budget battle in the Illinois General Assembly some lawmakers are making an effort to streamline the budget-making process. State repre...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:01 am

Housing proposed for Goodwill building

 A Chicago-area developer wants to convert a vacant building owned by Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries on North 11th Street into low-income housing and a center for job and youth mentoring pro...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:01 am

Lobbyist wins bid for state leases

Illinois Department of Human Services offices that are now at the northern edge of downtown Springfield are slated to move more than two miles south and out of the core of the city.DHS offices now in ...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:47 am

Bill allows prosecutors quicker access to personal records

The Illinois House passed a bill last week which would allow prosecutors new access to personal records in criminal trials.Senate Bill 1688 adds state’s attorneys to the list of people who can submi...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:38 am

New report calls for sales tax on services

As the May 31st legislative deadline looms, tax experts are making one more push to extend the state’s sales tax to services.The Center for Budget and Tax Accountability (CTBA) and the Taxpayers Fed...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Community Foundation takes reins of longstanding awards program

 The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln awarded more than $109,000 in scholarships to 57 area students at a ceremony May 20. There were five finalists for Student of the Year awards.Sac...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Mauled girl is upbeat

 Illyania Rocha still hasn’t gone home.Six weeks after she was mauled by a Great Dane at the Springfield home of her older half-sister, the 10-year-old girl from Chatham is at a rehabilitation...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Rosa Pickett’s eyes still well up with tears as she describes how, in 1977, she was raped, beaten unconscious and left in the weeds as a young woman in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago. Still,...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Dying inmates neglected. Undiagnosed cancer. Haphazard recordkeeping. Unsanitary exam rooms, staff shortages and physicians who aren’t qualified.It adds up to cruel and unusual punishment in t...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 04:52 pm

Rules plaintiff in drowning case due $525,000, not $1 million

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge has ruled that the family of a youth who drowned in Lake Springfield in 2007 is due $525,000 from the city of Springfield, not twice that amount.In ruling against...

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