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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield shows lowest unemployment in state

 Employers at a Springfield job fair last week tried to fill hundreds of jobs, showing cautious optimism that the economy will continue its slow recovery.More than 30 businesses – some of them ...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Ex-cop still on public payroll

 Joseph Langan, an erstwhile Southern View police officer turned criminal, remains on the payroll at University of Illinois Springfield despite a $40,000 settlement reached between the village an...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:49 am

Church fights tax collector

West Side Christian Church is suing the state Department of Revenue in a fight over whether a church-owned day care center should be subject to property taxes.The lawsuit filed this month in Sangamon ...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Pillar of health reform uses free market to cover uninsured

Starting next month, people in Illinois and around the nation will have a new option for purchasing health insurance. On Oct. 1, Illinois and several other states will operate state-run insurance &ldq...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

Expert claims Dynegy won’t control pollution from old coal plants

A Texas-based energy company wants to take over several coal plants in Illinois, but environmental groups claim the company is planning to skip pollution controls and use a shell company to avoid taki...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:13 pm

While drama unfolds, city ignores signs of a lawsuit waiting to happen

Springfield officials who are looking down the barrel of a lawsuit in the Shredgate scandal shouldn’t be surprised.City officials acknowledge that police officers broke the law last spring when ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:03 pm

Candidates start to line up. But why?

If nothing else, Mayor Mike Houston knows his history.While most potential candidates for the mayor’s post, up for election in 2015, strike out when asked the name of the last Springfield mayor ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 04:29 pm

Adult reading mentors serve as positive role models

Following a successful renovation at McClernand Elementary school, a group of volunteers is preparing to launch a reading mentoring program at the school. Bill Barton of Rochester, who is organizing t...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 05:13 pm
Last week’s announcement that GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, will declare bankruptcy sounded a bit like déjà vu all over again.GateHouse put the bes...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 04:55 pm

Lawsuit challenges ‘catch-all’ allegation against parents

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services still uses a rule that was struck down by the state’s highest court to take children, according to a lawsuit filed last week.Filed in Cook...

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