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Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 04:59 pm

Had said that it would skip application

After saying that it would not apply for a federal grant to help fund the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says that it did, in fact, seek federal funding for the effort to digitize every document the Great Emancipator wrote or read....
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:10 am
 By all accounts, Illinois Auditor General William “Bill” Holland made the leap from a Senate Democratic chief of staff to his current role as a fiercely independent auditor with ease. He ada...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:09 am

Skilled workers uncertain about status

 On Oct. 1 and 2, thousands of immigrants across the nation sent flower bouquets to the headquarters of the federal Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t a gesture of th...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:08 am
 With finances uncertain, a financer of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is urging the state to fund the project that aims to digitize every document that Lincoln either wrote or read during...
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 12:30 am

Democratic representative beats out Republican favorite

A bipartisan legislative panel will recommend a fellow lawmaker as Illinois' next auditor general.The panel met today in Springfield and narrowed a field of four candidates down to one: longtime Demo...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:09 am

Most layoffs postponed as legal battle looms

 The Illinois State Museum was scheduled to close to the public after Wednesday, but staff whose layoffs have been postponed by a lawsuit are still expected to work....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:08 am

Critics warn it rewards waste

 A City Water, Light and Power plan to restructure electrical rates is a recipe for wastefulness, critics say.The utility has proposed raising fixed meter charges while lowering usage rates as a...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:10 am

Thousands of Illinoisans move to Indiana

 One in five Illinois children live in poverty, according to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.The new numbers show both good and bad trends for Illinois, such as a decrease in in...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:09 am

Mining company to pay $300,000

 Attorney General Lisa Madigan has settled a pollution lawsuit against a Carlinville coal mine operator for nearly $300,000.Under terms of the settlement, Macoupin Energy, a subsidiary of Foresig...


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