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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:07 am

Judicial race features sons of judges

Candidates for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court in Springfield have at least one thing in common.Both Rick Verticchio of Carlinville, a Democrat, and Ryan Cadagin of Springfield, a Republican, are...
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 04:32 pm

Crutcher returning to city employment

Ken Crutcher, who worked as city finance director under former Mayor Tim Davlin, has been hired as finance director for City Water, Light and Power.“Ken specializes in finance, legal and administrat...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 11:54 am

Gill gets preliminary injunction against elections board

A candidate for the U.S. House seat covering Springfield scored a coup today as he attempts to get the state's signature requirements for ballot access struck down....
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:08 am

Prisoner phone law among those signed

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a suite of bills into law this week focused on criminal justice reforms, including one which limits how much prisoners pay for phone calls.The laws come as Rauner seeks a 25-p...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:06 am

Outside Illinois, fair business varies

 Amid an epic state budget impasse that has curtailed social services and upped the state’s backlog of unpaid bills past $8 billion, the Illinois State Fair thrives.Claiming poverty, Gov. Bruce...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:05 am

Caregivers and state spar over program details

 A yearlong battle between the state and home care workers came to a head this month, with the state rescinding an unpopular policy and the governor vetoing a bill preserving the current programs...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:08 am

State also loosens medical cannabis rules

 Possessing small amounts of marijuana is no longer a crime in Illinois, thanks to a new law which took effect in July.State lawmakers also recently loosened the rules governing the Illinois medi...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:07 am

Another school funding reform group meets

 By most accounts, Aug. 3 was an auspicious day for school funding reform in Illinois. It marked the first meeting of the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, a bipartisan group which aims...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:07 am

Chief hopes footage offers evidence, accountability

 Body cameras aren’t a panacea, warns Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow. Still, he believes the cameras will reinforce the fact that his officers perform their duties well.Winslow invited...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:06 am

Law makes local governments announce pre-retirement pay bumps

 It’s been a not-so-secret secret in Illinois for decades, and state lawmakers are trying to drag the infamous “pension spike” into the sunlight – at least among local governments.A law s...

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