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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

More than $63 million owed under union contract

 State employees may receive back pay for raises they should have received almost four years ago, thanks to legislation which passed the Illinois House last week. The bill stems from a 2010 dispu...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Bill would reverse current ban

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would reverse a 30-year-old ban on public money being used to pay for abortions. The bill raises one of the most controversial issues in American so...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers want closer look at Rauner’s pension proposal

Two prominent Democratic lawmakers are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to release the long-awaited details his pension proposal so they can figure out what it means for the state’s budget.State Senator...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 02:27 pm

Charges considered

A 10-year-old girl mauled by a dog more than a week ago remains hospitalized as investigations continue....
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

Lawmakers debate raising gas tax to pay for roads

 Illinois lawmakers used $300 million meant for roads to plug a budget hole earlier this year, so now they’re considering replacing the money with a higher tax on motor fuels.The proposal would...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

Conservative ALEC tells states how to fix economy

 The acronym ALEC sends waves of disgust down the average liberal’s spine, but for a Republican governor in a Democratic-leaning state, it can mean a recipe for fixing a busted system.While Ill...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

Judge threatens jail

 Despite fibbing in court documents, violating a court order and stiffing debtors, embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons got a break last week from a judge who could have jailed him for making i...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

Government vehicles would have to be made in U.S. or Canada

 Business and labor groups are at odds over a bill that would restrict which vehicles state and local governments could buy.Illinois State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, sponsors House Bill 3438,...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 Subsidies are key as the city strives to redevelop downtown Springfield.The city would provide $700,000 in tax increment financing under a proposal by the developer of a proposed complex for stu...
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:47 am

Project would be aimed at students

A Quad Cities developer is considering an area on the northern edge of downtown, near the medical district, for a new apartment building that would be aimed at providing housing for students.The five-...

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