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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 03:35 pm

Mayor makes good on campaign promise

Future city employees may soon have to live within the limits of Springfield, per a proposal to reinstate the city's previous residency requirement....
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:09 am

Three nonprofits join forces for win-win-win

 For three and a half years, Demara Albert’s name was on a list with 17 other candidates who wanted to become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. Although Habitat tempor...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:08 am

City may raise speed limit on MacArthur

 Motorists soon may be able to travel a bit faster on MacArthur Boulevard without risking a ticket.The city is working on plans to raise the speed limit on the road between Wabash Avenue and Inte...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:07 am

Budget talks hinge in part on new changes

 The state workers’ compensation system is being eyed for changes as part of a possible resolution to Illinois’ budget crisis, setting up a battle between employers, injured workers and the d...
Monday, June 6, 2016 01:20 pm

Daniel Stowell returns to Lincoln Papers

Daniel Stowell is returning to work at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project after more than a month on paid administrative leave, but it's unclear why he was placed on leave in the first place....
Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:56 am

Democrat says Mautino should step aside

State Sen. Laura Murphy, D-Des Plaines, says that embattled auditor general Frank Mautino should leave office due to a pending federal investigation into his campaign spending while a member of the Ge...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:09 am

Medical marijuana wins big

 Backers of medical marijuana are hoping for a big boost since lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have agreed to extend and expand the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, which has suffer...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:08 am

Bills pass to help seed exchanges, Link program

Backyard gardeners and fans of fresh food scored victories during this year’s legislative session as lawmakers passed a bill aimed at increasing the buying power of the poor at farmers markets while...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:08 am

Mautino stays mum amid probes

 With the U.S. attorney’s office in the mix, questions about state auditor general Frank Mautino’s campaign spending aren’t likely to go away anytime soon.There is, of course, one way for M...

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