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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 03:42 pm

Republicans accuse Democrats of political theater over right-to-work

 Capitol observers could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. For the second week in a row, the Illinois House of Representatives ran legislation modeled after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, and for the second week in a row, Republicans raised objections....
Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:10 am

Former alderman had conflict of interest as attorney

A state panel has determined that attorney and former Ward 5 alderman Sam Cahnman engaged in misconduct by having a conflict of interest as a lawyer-legislator....
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Flooding may have caused decline of ancient city

 Nearly 1,000 years ago, a bustling city sprouted in southern Illinois. As many as 20,000 people lived in this six-square-mile metropolis located near modern St. Louis around the year 1050, but t...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Bill would allow small businesses to court investors

 It’s usually associated with making movies, recording music or creating a new product, but the Internet phenomenon known as “crowdfunding” could soon apply to small business investments in...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Group visits Illinois to raise awareness and money

 Members of the new nuclear submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) Commissioning Committee brought a replica of the cutting-edge sub to the Illinois State Capitol April 29. The commission is charged wi...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 03:53 pm

Illinois rates improved after last reforms, but not fast enough for businesses

 Gov. Bruce Rauner wants state lawmakers to reform workers’ compensation, but the jury is still out on the last attempt at reform.          &nb...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 03:25 pm

Parsons surfaces in Texas, national media

Embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons has resurfaced in Texas – this time as Jeffrey Allen....
Friday, May 8, 2015 05:53 pm

House Dems vote to fund targets of Rauner cuts

 The first pitch was a swing and a miss, but after that, Democrats in the General Assembly were swinging for the fences, passing amendment after amendment to a budget bill funding many of thei...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 The City of Springfield is asking a judge to overturn the decision of an arbitrator who has ruled that a police officer fired after testing positive for steroids must be reinstated.Loren Pettit ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner continues tradition of dodging the press

 Last week was a turbulent one in the media for Gov. Bruce Rauner. He dodged questions from journalists, took questions from union adversaries, and held a press conference for an empty room. Raun...

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