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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...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:07 am

Plaintiffs vow to fight new restrictions

 The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, beginning a new chapter in a saga that already saw part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional.An a...
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 03:48 pm

Newspaper sues governor

Illinois Times today sued Gov. Bruce Rauner after Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled that the governor must turn over his appointment calendar in response to the paper’s request made under the state Freedom of Information Act....
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 03:28 pm

Ordinance creates five-foot

The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, prompting a likely lawsuit from the panhandlers who got part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional....
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 02:43 pm

Lawsuit against Rauner's cuts forestalls layoffs

State employees targeted for layoff got a temporary reprieve Friday, pending the results of an ongoing lawsuit....
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 09:34 am

Lincoln papers, presidential library in critical condition

On orders from the governor’s office, the IHPA has refused to renew a contract with UIS for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project.


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