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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:07 am

Is Illinois really that bad off?

 The Rauner administration’s economic development chief says Illinois’ higher-than-average unemployment rate means Illinois should decrease workers’ compensation costs to businesses and cut...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 04:39 pm

Four-year-old Sherman native made Illinois Champion Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network

Four-year-old Brenna Westlake was recognized today as Illinois Champion Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network....
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:10 am

Wisconsin man may be evicted from group home

 For the last 20 years, Keith Drazner has lived in a Wisconsin group home for people with developmental disabilities. At the end of March, however, he faces eviction because his home state is hav...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:09 am

Terminated for steroid use

 With one lawsuit pending in state court, a fired Springfield police officer has sued the city in federal court, claiming that he was terminated because he is black.Loren D. Pettit, who was earni...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:08 am

Illinois YMCA Youth and Government program comes to the Statehouse

 Last weekend, high school teens filled the roles of legislative assistants, lobbyists, senators and representatives of the Democrat and Republican caucuses in the Illinois General Assembly, brin...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:07 am

Fossil found only in Illinois wasn’t a worm after all

 Since its discovery in 1958, the Tully monster has left scientists guessing. Not anymore.New research shows that the animal which serves as Illinois’ state fossil isn’t related to modern wor...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:10 am

Southeast student heads to D.C. for national poetry contest

Springfield’s Southeast High School junior Mariah Brooks claimed the title of Illinois statewide champion for the Poetry Out Loud competition last week. It’s part of a national poetry recitation c...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:09 am

Troubled kids perform for state Supreme Court justices

 These kids have seen a lot: broken families, violence, drug use, poverty and despair. Now they’ve seen something else – something they probably never imagined: the Illinois Supreme Court jus...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:08 am

Illinois State Library hosts a forum for autism advocates

 The Illinois State Library and the Illinois Secretary of State teamed up last week to host the second annual “Targeting Autism” forum, a national conference that creates a platform for discu...

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