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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:05 am

State task force calls for consolidating local government, slashing collective bargaining

A task force headed by Illinois’ lieutenant governor last week called for streamlining of local governments and reducing “unfunded mandates” from the state.While the group’s suggestions to con...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 03:53 pm

Governor gives up fight after lawsuit, AG rulings

Faced with a lawsuit from Illinois Times and three opinions from the state attorney general, Gov. Bruce Rauner has released his appointment calendar.The release today that came via Brown, Hay and Step...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:07 am

Agreement would help mentally ill inmates

 Tiffany Rusher doesn’t belong in prison, according to a lawyer for mentally ill inmates at the cusp of winning major reform from the state.Locked up for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, Rus...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:06 am
Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino continued collecting campaign contributions and spending money after the General Assembly voted to put him in charge of auditing state agencies to ensure that pu...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:05 am

Seven years cut from sentence

 A Springfield man whose conviction for battery to his infant daughter was overturned by an appellate court has pleaded guilty to the offense in a plea bargain that will shave seven years from a...
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 06:41 pm

Judge throws out $21.5 million verdict

A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a $21.5 million verdict won by a Springfield businessman who says that he suffered a brain injury after being hit on the head in 2011 by a sliding glass door while aboard a cruise ship during a journey around the world....
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:06 am

Lawsuits over free speech continue as city seeks Supreme Court review

 The City of Springfield has agreed not to enforce a restriction on panhandling it adopted in September.The restriction was challenged on constitutional grounds by a Springfield panhandler who go...


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