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Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:07 am

Advocates say changes will kill program through atrophy

 Chandra Ankoor of Springfield gets three or four hours of sleep a night, seven days a week. She’s not sure how much longer she can keep that up, but she does it for her three young daughters.O...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:21 am

Urban League loses bias suit

A jury has issued a $100,000 verdict against the Springfield Urban League, ruling that the organization discriminated against a former Head Start teacher who lost her job in 2010.Jamie Schnitker, who...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:10 am

Republicans vote ‘present;’ budget impasse blocks other bills

 Legislation to freeze Illinois’ property taxes and change the state’s school funding formula failed in the Senate last week, but not because of opposition to the bill. Instead, it was a casu...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:08 am

APL dog is dangerous, plaintiff says

 Stewart, depending on who’s talking, is either a mutt in need of a home or a dangerous dog that needs to be euthanized.One thing is clear. Stewart is now at the center of a lawsuit filed by an...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:07 am

Idea similar to what Supreme Court struck down

 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new plan to reduce Illinois’ pension obligations would circumvent collective bargaining on several aspects of state employment.The 485-page plan earned criticism from Dem...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:01 am
 A Sangamon County judge has rejected a plea from a Massachusetts company that claims that requests for the company’s contracts with more than a dozen Illinois school districts are harming busi...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 03:58 pm

Former sheriff candidate enforcing marijuana regs

Jack Campbell, who lost a bid last year to become Sangamon County sheriff, has been tabbed to run the office tasked with overseeing medical marijuana growers....
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:08 am

Hillsboro landowners seek remedy for coal slurry pond

 If Catherine Edmiston of Hillsboro gets her way, coal mining in Illinois could be drastically curtailed.The 86-year-old Edmiston has been fighting for a decade to shut down the Deer Run Mine nea...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:07 am
Springfield’s ongoing rail consolidation project could soon take a step forward, even as state lawmakers add a new layer of oversight.Construction on two new underpasses for the 10th Street rail cor...

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